No place for disabled persons like me in Assembly: Karunanidhi

Monday 08th December 2014 09:16 EST

Chennai: DMK chief and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi left the Assembly premises last week, saying "there is no place here for a disabled like me." The octogenarian leader has been wheel-chair bound for the past few years. The ruling AIADMK has been accusing him of avoiding assembly sessions for three years. Chief minister O Panneerselvam had last week dared him to attend this session, to which the DMK chief had said he would happily do so if assured of a proper seat. Karunanidhi earlier said, he had twice explained why he was unable to attend the Assembly (The DMK leader underwent a spinal surgery shortly before the Lok Sabha polls in 2009 from which he had a miraculous recovery.) “The AIADMK government that has not made any facility for my presence in the House has no moral responsibility to invite me to the Assembly,” he added.

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