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Cong leaders meet DMK chief to persuade him to join Govt

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
May 17, 2004 03:07 PM IST

Ghulam Nabi Azad said the party valued its association with DMK without which the Govt formation would not have come about.

Senior Congress leaders K Janardhana Reddy and Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday met DMK president M Karunanidhi, apparently to persuade his party to join the Sonia Gandhi-led coalition Government at the Centre.

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Refusing to divulge details of talks, Azad told reporters that the Congress valued its association with DMK without which the alliance and the Government formation at the Centre would not have come about.

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The DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA) had bagged all the 40 seats in Tamil Nadu including the one in Pondicherry in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls.

Karunanidhi, who proposed Congress president Sonia Gandhi's name for the Prime Ministership at the allies meeting on Sunday, would be meeting Gandhi on Monday, the second time in two days.

During the day, PMK chief S Ramadoss, whose party got six seats, and all the newly-elected members of Congress from Tamil Nadu also called on the DMK chief. Congress bagged ten seats in the Lok Sabha polls.

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