Karunanidhi denies plans to evict Ramakrishna Mission

April 25th, 2008 - 7:17 am ICT by admin  

Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi denied the charge of the opposition that the state government is contemplating a move to evict the Ramakrishna Mission from the seafront Vivekananda House to build a Tamil research centre. “My government has praised the heroic deeds of (Swami) Vivekananda repeatedly in the past and several buildings named after him have been inaugurated during our past tenures,” Karunanidhi told the state legislative assembly, intervening during a call attention motion.

“The opposition charges are baseless. The research centre for Tamil will be built in Sholinganallur on the Rajiv Gandhi Road (in the southern suburbs of Chennai). Till its completion, the centre will function from a government building Rajaji Salai (on the seafront),” the chief minister clarified.

The opposition had assailed the DMK regime Wednesday for allegedly issuing threats to evict the Ramakrishna Mission from Vivekananda House. Reports earlier suggested a move by the government to house a centre for research on the classical Tamil language in its place.

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