The conference of the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) will be held at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) grounds here on August 12, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi, who recently revived the organisation, said on Saturday.

Answering reporters’ queries on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa criticising him on the issue of training imparted to Sri Lankan Air Force personnel, Mr. Karunanidhi said: “It does not seem to be a Chief Minister’s statement. It is in bad taste. The statement contains attacks that are worse than those of a layman.”

It was made without exercising restraint on the limit to which those in the Opposition could be criticised, Mr. Karunanidhi added.