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Published: 09th August 2013 08:19 PM
Last Updated: 09th August 2013 08:19 PM
DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday said the party would support the Food Security Bill only if it does not affect the existing rights of the state.
He said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa did not oppose the bill as she had done in the case of foreign direct investment in retail but wants some amendments in the Food Security Bill.
In a statement issued here, Karunanidhi said: "The DMK will support the bill only if the existing rights of the state are not affected even a bit."
He said the centre should allow the implementation of the food security law as the states desired.
Citing Jayalalithaa's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Aug 2, Karunanidhi said she had suggested some amendments to the bill and had not rejected it outright.
He said under the Food Security Bill, the centre would supply rice for below poverty line (BPL) people at Rs.3 per kg as against the current price of Rs.5.65 per kg.
there is no security for milk . milk is sold 20/ per half litre. petrol,diesel,gas,cooking gas shot up without limits.rail and bus fares shot up. then where is the food security by giving piittance of 5 kgs. will it satisfy hunger of a common man. mdk sir has to support naked realities and not stunt politrics. where is the justification for supporting fdi bill for whose sake. voters know pretty well. mdk should support the real cause of srilankan tamils issue till it comes to a logical conclusion and not once in a blue moon.
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The first thing Margret Thatcher did on becoming the PM of England was to abolish all subsidies and unemployment allowances. She rightly said that as long people get things free, nobody would go for work. She was proved right and England was saved from the worst-ever crisis.
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