In the last phase of his political career, DMK chief Karunanidhi wants a new constitution for India. It sounds strange but true. He has said that in the era of coalition politics, India needs new constitution to deal with the problems coming in the way of new kind of political system.
The remark may trigger a new political debate in the political circle but a million-dollar question raises at the same time that is there any need to even talk about the new Constitution in the current political scenario.
He has suggested to form a new Constituent Assembly that could draft a new Constitution in the era of coalition politics. According to him there is a need for India to look towards a true kind of federal structure of government.
During an interview with a news channel, Karunanidhi said that The Indian Constitution has been changed for so many times in past. He said:
Our Constitution has been changed many times. What should be done is that all shortcomings of the Constitution should be addressed in one sitting. That is what I feel.
On the issue of Ram Setu he said that the political parties should understand that cut across the bridge is necessary for the welfare of the people. On Nuclear deal he said that he had doubts about the deal even before the left parties raised objections on the deal. According to him, the deal is not important but the government is.
He accepted that he fought for the left and shared the left’s stand with the PM and Sonia Gandhi. On Karunanidhi’s statement, the Congress party reacted cautiously and said that the nuclear deal was not yet off.
Karunanidhi is very senior political leader and he enjoys much respect from leaders across the party line in India. His statement about the need of a new constitution to meet the new challenges of the coalition politics will certainly raise a debate in India.