Congress steers clear of questions on TN chief ministership

Last Updated: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 21:54

New Delhi: Congress on Monday steered clear
of questions on the chief ministership in Tamil Nadu in wake of
the known family feud in M Karunanidhi`s family over the
issue, saying these issues will be looked after the elections.

"We do not think so far ahead. We do not anticipate
issues which are not live. We are at the moment into a very
hectic campaign for election in which we are confident of

"We will come to all those power pelf issues
subsequently. Our focus is one today and we do not want to
digress," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told
reporters here.

Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister M K Alagiri
had a few days back insisted that no one other than his father
M Karunanidhi can head a DMK government.

Reports had it that he had also dismissed the
possibility of his brother and Deputy Chief Minister M K
Stalin becoming the chief minister if Karunanidhi stepped
down. He said there was no doubt that only Karunanidhi will
the Chief Minister.

Karunanidhi on is his part has been signalling his
retirement and that there is intense rivalry in Karunanidhi
family over who would inherit the chief minister`s chair.

Singhvi was asked this question in relation to the
controversy surrounding Rahul Gandhi`s remarks on the age of
Kerala Chief Minister VS Achutanandan, who is of same age as
Karunanidhi is.

He was asked how can Gandhi comment on the age of the
Kerala Chief Minister when Congress is in alliance with DMK
whose leader Karunanidhi is tipped to be the next Chief
Minister if the alliance wins there.


First Published: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 21:54

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