Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, which is engaged in a war of words with the Congress unit in Tamil Nadu, today denied any involvement in the desecration of a statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi here.
"We deny our involvement in the incident", VCK MP Thol Thirumaavalavan said in a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a copy of which was released to the media.
"The VCK has condemned the act and demanded a CB-CID inquiry into the incident, but some Congress men who gathered to protest linked our party with the incident and has demanded my arrest," he said.
Congress party workers, who took to the streets on Saturday -- the day of the incident, had alleged that it was VCK's handiwork.
Two persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with the desecration of the statue.
Differences among Congress and the pro-LTTE VCK, constituents of the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance in Tamil Nadu, resurfaced with some remarks of the VCK founder against the party drawing its ire.
Targeting the Congress, Thirumaavalavan had called it a "blot" on the DPA and slammed it for "riding piggyback" on Dravidian parties (DMK, AIADMK) for survival, besides asking DMK to sever ties with it.
TNCC president K V Thangkabalu had criticised Thirumaavalavan for the remarks, saying he should not engage in such activities as it went against coalition ethics.