NEW DELHI: Veteran Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader K. Karunakaran wrapped up his `fruitful' four-day visit to the national city on Wednesday after creating a bit of a flutter by meeting the Prime Minister and two Union Ministers besides several former and disgruntled Congress men.
However, Mr. Karunakaran refused to divulge the purpose of his visit, maintaining that his first foray into the capital after leaving the Congress in May 2005 had proved to be better than expected.
About his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday evening, he said: ``I went to discuss the deepwater international container transhipment terminal at Vizhinjam.'' ``The Prime Minister is also a Congressman,'' he added.
Besides the Prime Minister, he met Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee was slated to visit him at Kerala House later in the evening. Also, National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan met Mr. Karunakaran during the day.
As to whether he was warming up to the Congress a party he has had a long association with, Mr. Karunakaran's answer was: ``The biggest enemies are communalism and extremism and I intend to fight both.'' Stating that the NCP, the organisation he joined recently, was strong, he said it was not strong enough to battle communalism and extremism alone.