‘No hints that AIADMK wants to tie up with Congress’
There is no indication that the AIADMK will leave its allies to join hands with the Congress for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in the wake of DMK’s decision to pull out of the UPA government, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat said.delhi Updated: Mar 06, 2011 23:16 IST
There is no indication that the AIADMK will leave its allies to join hands with the Congress for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in the wake of DMK’s decision to pull out of the UPA government, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat said.
Hinting that the DMK-Congress rift may get resolved soon, Karat said on Sunday, “We are in the midst of finalising seat sharing with the AIADMK. We have no such indication. We are in constant touch with the parties with which we are going to contest Tamil Nadu elections.”
He was replying to a question whether AIADMK would try to woo the Congress now.
To a question on the DMK’s decision, Karat said, “Trouble within the UPA is nothing new. Earlier too, they had differences over ministeral berths. It is up to them. They will sort it out, I think. We are not concerned with what they are doing...”
Asked whether the rift would benefit the AIADMK-led coalition, he said in Tamil Nadu, there are two coalitions. “If one coalition has problems, it will help the other.”
Stepping up its attack on the UPA government on the issue of corruption, Karat said the manner in which it handled the 2G spectrum scam and the appointment of CVC raised questions on the role of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Maintaining that setting up of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the spectrum scam was “not enough,” he said “We would like the government to take further action to recover the revenue lost in 2G scam.”
“It is not enough to arrest a few persons. The government should cancel these licences and auction the spectrum so that the lost revenue can be recovered,” he said, adding that the investigative agencies should take action against those companies which illegally got 2G licences.