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No assurance to Congress on Govt formation: PMK

india Updated: Mar 27, 2009 23:24 IST
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With Congress hoping that its estranged allies would return to UPA-fold after the elections, PMK today said it has not given any "assurance" to Congress on supporting it in government-formation.

However, the party appeared to keep its option open saying it would decide on support to a prime ministerial candidate only after the Lok Sabha polls.

"It is their wish. We have not given any assurance to the Congress on this," PMK founder S Ramadoss told reporters here, a day after his party parted ways with Congress-led UPA and switched loyalties to the AIADMK-led Front.

The remarks by Ramadoss, father of Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, came in response to a query about the reported statements of some Congress leaders that PMK would support it after the elections.

The PMK chief made it clear that his party would support only "secular parties". Ramadoss said "we are in the AIADMK-led Front. We will abide by the decision taken by the leaders of the parties in the Front on the post-poll political scene."

Asked what would be his party's stand if AIADMK cast its lot with BJP after the polls, he said he would not like to reply to hypothetical questions. AIADMK was in alliance with Left parties and it would not go with the BJP, he said.