Monday, October 1, 2012

DMK will not seek more berths in Cabinet: Karunanidhi

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi has put at rest any questions of inducting party MPs into the Ministry in a possible Cabinet reshuffle. File photo
DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Sunday made it clear that his party would not seek more berths in the Union Cabinet.
Reacting to media speculations about his party’s stand vis-à-vis the proposed Cabinet expansion, Mr. Karunanidhi said no one from the DMK would join the Ministry. Two of the DMK’s Cabinet Ministers in the UPA government, A. Raja and Dayanidhi Maran, resigned in the wake of the 2G spectrum scam and the party has so far not sought replacements for them. M.K. Alagiri is the only Cabinet Minister from the DMK and the party has four Ministers of State.
Mr. Karunanidhi, who is also the chairman of the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) said the presence of Sri Lankan military in Tamil areas would be discussed at the TESO meeting to be held on October 3.

Child rescued from borewell

MARATHON EFFORT: The boy being rescued from an abandoned borewell in a village near Denkanikottai on Sunday. Photo: N. Bashkaran
A three-year old boy was rescued from an abandoned 450 feet deep borewell near Denkanikottai on Sunday evening.
A. Guna (3) fell into the bore well at around 10 a.m. on Sunday morning in a rose nursery in Kummalathur near Agalakottai in Denkanikottai taluk in Krishnagiri district owned by his father Anandan (25).
Mr. Anandan had arranged to dig up a borewell on Saturday. But he failed to get water and left home in the evening.