Peoples essential needs should be implemented: Karunanidhi
TAMILNADU: On Monday evening, Karunanidhi came out with an explanation for his silence. In a letter to the party cadre, the DMK chief said he had not written to them for "the past few days" since there was nothing to write criticising the government as it is not functioning with chief minister J Jayalalithaa being hospitalised.
"Normally, I used to write to you commenting on a government's policy or steps taken by the government on some issue. But what can I write when the government is not functioning?" Karunanidhi said. He wished that Jayalalithaa, who has been the hospital since September 22, would recover fast and restart her work.
The DMK chief criticised the Tamil Nadu government by stating that it "lacked proper direction" and urged the Governor and the Centre to take appropriate action.
"There is a passive situation in Tamil Nadu since ministers and the chief secretary are not prepared to take any steps on their own in very important matters like the Cauvery issue without consulting the chief minister," he said.
"Till chief minister Jayalalithaa resumes work after recovering, appropriate steps should be taken to implement the essential needs of the people of Tamil Nadu," he said.