Karunanidhi rules out TN bifurcation


    He rejected suggestions of some political parties for bifurcating Tamil Nadu after the Centre agreed to the formation of a separate Telangana state in Andhra Pradesh. “There is no room for such things (division or bifurcation) here,” Karunanidhi told reporters after inspecting  work on the Modern State Library, at Kotturpuram here, on the lines of the Singapore National Library, to commemorate the centenary of DMK founder C N Annadurai.
Barely a day after PMK Chief  S Ramadoss and a few fringe pro-Tamil outfits reiterated their bifurcation demand,  Karunanidhi made it clear that the DMK “has no such view” either. The people of Tamil Nadu are also not for bifurcating the state, the chief minister asserted. Karunanidhi, to a related query on the violence that has engulfed Andhra Pradesh after the UPA government’s decision, felt that the Centre could have handled the Telangana issue more maturely, instead of coming out with knee-jerk reactions “after a belated announcement.”

The AIADMK led by Jayalalitha had years ago turned down Dr Ramadoss’s demand for the bifurcation of the state made when she was chief minister during 2001-06. It would give room only to secessionist forces, she had warned then.

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