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Withdraw comments on Ram, Advani tells Karunanidhi
September 20, 2007 13:56 IST
Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday urged DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to withdraw his remarks on Lord Ram and Ram Sethu.
"I appeal to Karunanidhi to withdraw his remarks," Advani told a press conference in Chennai. The chief minister said that there was no historical proof of Lord Ram's existence or his construction of the Ram Sethu.
On Karunanidhi's charge that there was a "conspiracy" to stall the Sethusamudram project, Advani asked whether the UPA government, which withdrew the first affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, was a part of that conspiracy.
He claimed that the UPA government would not complete its full term and the country would be facing snap polls to the Lok Sabha in the first half of next year. The BJP leadership had asked its state units to switch over to election mode, he added.
Evading a direct reply to a question whether his party would have an alliance with the AIADMK, Advani said, "The Congress and Left parties are the only inimical ones. The party would not hesitate to have alliance with others."