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DMK to support Congress candidate

Karunanidhi makes it clear that his party would support a Congress candidate in the presidential election.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2007 15:55 IST

DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday made it clear that his party would support a Congress candidate in the Presidential election.

He also expressed confidence that a consensus will be evolved in the UPA over its Presidential nominee and made it clear that his party.

"Yes, definitely," Karunanidhi shot back in English when asked by reporters if his party would support a Congress candidate.

"I have confidence (over evolving a consensus)", he told the media before leaving for his meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for consultations on the issue after a round of discussions with Left party leaders including Prakash Karat and AB Bardhan on Thursday morning.

"If there was one I would have said it," Karunanidhi said when he was asked whether a consensus would be arrived at on the three names that appeared in the newspapers on Thursday--Shivraj Patil, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Karan Singh-- as the ruling coalition's Presidential candidate.

Asked whether the candidate would belong to Congress or other some other party, he said "It is a Congress candidate".

First Published: Jun 14, 2007 12:15 IST