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Positive outcome expected on Cong-DIC(K) ties: DIC-K

DIC-K President hinted that his party was not averse to striking a deal with Congress for the coming assembly polls.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2006 22:25 IST
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DIC-K President K Muraleedharan on Thursday said he expected a positive outcome of the talks being held with leaders of the Congress-led UDF.

Muraleedharan hinted that his party was not averse to striking a deal with Congress for the coming assembly polls.

"There have been some misunderstandings and the explanation has already been given by Karunakaran. I have nothing more to add," he said apparently referring to speeches by him and Karunakaran against Congress at DIC-K convention and consequent "belligerent" position adopted by Congress.

Speaking to reporters after the party's parliamentary board meeting, Muraleedharan said, "The LDF went back on their promises made to us one fine morning. We hope the UDF is not like that. So we have hopes on the outcome of the ongoing talks."

He, however, said the character and symbol of the party could not be sacrificed for an alliance with the UDF, making it clear that it was not ready to contest on Congress symbol as demanded by that party.

Asserting that the electoral adjustments would be open and there would be no secret deals, he said DIC-K has prepared the candidates' list and it would be announced after the talks concluded.

Karunakaran on Wednesday said he respected Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, a remark apparently made to pacify the Congress camp.