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M. Karunanidhi: DMK opposed to Goods and Service Tax

Chennai, Aug 24 (Calcutta Tube) DMK MPs have passed a resolution opposing the implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST), party chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi said Tuesday.

‘A detailed debate is needed on the GST. The same have been expressed in the resolution passed by our party MPs,’ he told reporters here after chairing the meeting of the parliamentarians.

Queried about the party’s stand on the increase in MPs salaries, he said: ‘This issue was not discussed at the MPs meeting.’

On the lack of progress in the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, Karunanidhi said: ‘At times, superstition and wrong beliefs hinder good projects like these.’

He dismissed as ‘engineered’ the crowd that gathered at the recent public rally addressed by AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa and recalled that many newspapers had predicted that DMK will not get two seats in the 2009 parliamentary elections.

The DMK, which is part of the ruling United Progressive Alliance at the centre, has 18 seats in the Lok Sabha.

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