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Karuna ridicules Jaya's explanation

July 20, 2007 18:39 IST

Ridiculing All India Anna Dravida Munnethra Kazhagam supreme Jayalalithaa's explanation on her party MLAs and MPs voting in the Presidential polls, Dravida Munnethra Kazhagam patriarch and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Friday said she could have at least guided them through senior party leaders.

Writing in the DMK's mouthpiece Murasoli, he said if Jayalalithaa did not want to convene a meeting of party MPs and MLAs to give instructions, she could have at least conveyed her directions through senior leaders of the party.

Explaining her party's u-turn on its decision to abstain in the Presidential election yesterday, Jayalalithaa had blamed the Election Commission for creating "unnecessary confusion" on the issue that led her party MPs and MLAs to vote in the polls.

Referring to her remarks that her party MLAs and MPs voted on their own without any instructions from her, he asked what kind of action she proposed to take on them for acting without her advice.

Karunanidhi also said he was not surprised by the strange explanation given by Jayalalitha. He would have been surprised only if she had not given any explanation for the action of her party legislators.

On her remarks that she was on constant consutlations with legal experts on the EC's press note, which she said had generated confusion resulting in her party legislators's decision to vote in the polls, he said even the parties which had put up candidates in the polls had not spent so much time in legal consultations.

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