The DMK on Sunday termed “unwarranted and baseless,” Union Minister Jairam Ramesh’s remarks that that party was “ungrateful” as partner of two UPA regimes at the Centre.

“Our leader [M. Karunanidhi] was the architect of UPA I and II and when the alliance was formed, Mr. Ramesh was nowhere in the picture. He has no locus standi to make such baseless comments,” T.R. Baalu, a Minister in UPA-I and the DMK’s Parliamentary Party leader, told The Hindu.


Asked about Mr. Ramesh’s allegation that as a Minister holding the portfolios of Surface Transport, Environment and Forests, he was an “unmitigating disaster,” Mr. Baalu wondered how the Congress Minister had the temerity to criticise him.

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