We would like to have a cohesive alliance in TN: Cong
With PMK set to part ways with the UPA in Tamil Nadu, Congress said it would like to have a cohesive alliance in the DMK-ruled state.india Updated: Mar 26, 2009 09:56 IST
With PMK set to part ways with the UPA in Tamil Nadu, Congress on Thursday said it would like to have a cohesive alliance in the DMK-ruled state.
"We will like all our allies to be together...Some partners have their own problems. I would not comment on that but we would like to have a cohesive alliance," party spokesman Ashwini Kumar told reporters in New Delhi.
Congress media department chief M Veerappa Moily claimed even if equations change in Tamil Nadu, the alliance (Congress-DMK) will emerge at the largest one in the state.
Party sources, however maintain that PMK has a good equation with Congress but it was only due to its strained relations with DMK in Tamil Nadu that this development (break from the UPA alliance) was taking place.
Post poll, all our options are open...This includes, PMK supporting UPA, the source added.
In the last Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, UPA comprising DMK, MDMK, PMK and Congress won all the 40 seats in the state.
Since then, MDMK and Left have parted ways with UPA and joined the AIADMK-led Front.
A crucial meeting of PMK is scheduled tomorrow in Chennai to decide the party's stand on alliance for coming polls amidst reports that the party is likely to shift side to the Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK Front.
First Published: Mar 26, 2009 09:53 IST