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Cong MLA welcomes DMK stand on FDI vote

Posted on Nov 28, 08:44PM | UNI

Senior Congress leader, Dr Vijayadharini, MLA, has welcomed the decision of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK), a key ally of the UPA Government at the Centre, to back the Congress led UPA Government , if there was voting on the contentious FDI in multi-brand retail.

Addressing a press conference here last night, Dr Vijayadharini who is also Southern States coordinator of the Panjayat Raj sangethan (PRS) also justified the UPA Government's decision to allow the 51 per cent FDI into the country's retqail sector as it would boost the Country's economy as well the prosperity.

Referring to DMK Chief Mr Karunanidhi's statement that though the party had declared its opposition to the allow the 51 per cent FDI into the country's retail it took the decision to support the UPA Government to prevent the possibility of the government falling in this event.

She charged that the AIADMK Government has failed in its duty to maintain the statues of late kamaraj, Dr Ambedkar, Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and other nationalist leaders, across the state especially in Tiruchirapalli city, in order to remove the nationalist sentiments from the minds of the people and said it is very unfortunate.

She urged Chief Minister J jayalaithaa to instruct the concerned local bodies to maintain the statues of nationalist leaders as in the case of the dravidian leaders statues which were maintained in a pucca manner in the state.

She would raise this issue during the next session of the State assembly to drew Ms Jayalalithaa's attention in to this.

Even after, the government did not act in this regard, she will consult this issue with the TNCC President Ganadesikan and resort to state wide agitation, she added.

She also charged the AIADMK Government inthe state for its failure to continue or renew the Private Power agreement (PPA) of the previous DMK Government and said this was one of the major reasons for the today's power cricis in Tamil nadu.

To a question, she said as per the agreement, the Tamil nadu will get its major share of about 900 mw of power to be generated out from the Koodangulam Nuclear power plant when the plant attainied its full capacity of power generation.

Till that time, the power to be generated out from the KKNPP will be be shared among all the southern states, she added.

She denied the reported allegations against her that she demanded that the Kanyakumari district should be merged with Kerala State.