2G spectrum scam will not affect ties with DMK: Cong

Congress said the 2G spectrum scam, in which two top DMK leaders, including Chief Minister M Karunanidhi`s daughter Kanimozhi, have been named as accused in CBI chargesheet, will not affect its ties with its key regional ally.

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2011, 21:18 PM IST

Chennai: Congress on Saturday said the 2G spectrum
scam, in which two top DMK leaders, including Chief Minister M
Karunanidhi`s daughter Kanimozhi, have been named as accused
in CBI chargesheet, will not affect its ties with its key
regional ally.
"There are no strains in the Congress-DMK alliance. As for
the 2G spectrum issue, it is a Supreme Court-monitored probe
which is being carried out by different agencies," Congress
spokesperson Jayanthy Natarajan said.

Speaking to reporters here after calling on DMK patriarch,
Karunanidhi, she said the 2G spectrum issue had "never
strained" relations between the seven year-old allies
and there was no chance that ties could be affected.

DMK leader and former Telecom Minister A Raja and Kanimozhi
had been named in CBI chargesheet in the spectrum allocation
scam.

Following Kanimozhi`s inclusion in CBI`S supplementary
chargesheet on Monday, DMK had convened a high-level committee
meeting on April 27 to discuss the situation which had fuelled
speculation of its pulling out from Congress-led UPA cabinet.
However,the party did not walk out of the UPA alliance
and decided to fight the case legally.

Responding to the recent expulsion of 19 Congress
functionaries, including those from Youth Congress, by TNCC
President K V Thangkabalu and the dissent against him, she
said only the party high command will decide on these issues.

PTI