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No proof of Ram, reiterates Karunanidhi
September 19, 2007 14:16 IST
Sticking to his stand, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said there was no historic proof of Lord Ram's existence.
There was also no proof of Lord Ram having constructed a bridge and being an expert in engineering, he told a TV channel.
"You tell me whether Rama lived. I had only stated that there was no person in the name of Lord Ram. What is wrong in that?" he asked.
Condoling the death of two persons after a bus was set afire on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border, he said, "The culprits have shown that this is the culture of the Ram bakthas."
He said he had faith that the Karnataka government would do what was needed as it was its duty to take action against the culprits.
Referring to the attack on his daughter Selvi's house at Bangalore on Tuesday night, he said, "I treat these things like a speck of dust. I only welcome this kind of opposition."
The chief minister said his government would definitely prevail upon the Centre to continue the project.
"We have convened an all-party meeting here on September 24 just for this purpose," he added.