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Karuna hits back at Jaya

Hitting back at Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, DMK President M Karunanidhi On Thursday said it was she who practiced ‘double standards’ on various issues and ridiculed her advice to him to stop issuing ‘contradictory’ statements.

Joining issue with Jayalalithaa who on Tuesday accused him of adopting double standards on issues such as FDI in retail, the DMK patriarch said it was for the people to decide who were trying to fish in troubled waters and issuing contradictory statements. Referring to Jayalalithaa’s charge that DMK could not even convene the meeting of Cauvery River Authority despite being in power at the Centre and state in the past, he said the authority itself came into being because of his efforts. Jayalalithaa had described the CRA as ‘toothless body’ and walked out of its meeting in 2002, the DMK chief said, adding this had set a precedent for Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar now. Shettar had walked out of the 19 September CRA meeting protesting PM Manmohan Singh’s directive to Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to TN.
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