Brahmins caused DMK defeat, says Karunanidhi

published on June 11, 2011

DMK has its roots in the self-respect movement; but now it seems that it has lost all its self-respect in the UPA.’

The question, posed by a reporter at the media interaction after the party’s high-level committee meet, described in a nutshell party president M. Karunanidhi poor predicament at this moment — rout in elections, daughter in jail and a belligerent rival in the chief minister’s chair ordering probe into his pet Assembly project.

And when cornered in such situations, the DMK patriarch invariably resorted to what always seemed to him as the easiest escape route — Brahmin bashing.

Did the spectrum scam cause the DMK defeat in the polls, asked a scribe. “It’s not spectrum that defeated the DMK in the elections; it’s due to attempts by some Brahmins,” was the bitter reply.

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