DMK is our partner as of now: PM

In his first public comments on the DMK-Congress alliance after the arrest of Kanimozhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said "as of now" the DMK is "our partner" and there is no change in it.

Last Updated: May 28, 2011, 22:15 PM IST

On Board PM`s Special Aircraft: In his
first public comments on the DMK-Congress alliance after the
arrest of Kanimozhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said
"as of now" the DMK is "our partner" and there is no change in
it.

"As of now DMK is our partner and there is no change
in that," he said on being asked whether the Government and
the Congress party was open to the idea of bringing in AIADMK
into the UPA fold.

He was speaking to reporters while returning home from
a six-day trip to Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Asked about the probe into the 2G scam in which
Kanimozhi, the daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, has been
arrested, he said the matter was in court and it would not be
proper on his part to comment.

"As far as 2G investigations are concerned, the CBI is
at work and the matter is in the court. It would be improper
for me to make any comments about the progress of the case,"
he said.

On the long-awaited cabinet reshuffle which he had
earlier stated would take place before the Monsoon session of
Parliament, Singh said, "When I go back home I will apply my
mind."

When pressed further on the issue, he said: "As far as
Cabinet reshuffle is concerned, I don`t like to discuss this
matter in a press conference."

The Prime Minister responded to questions on David
Headley`s damning depositions in a Chicago court,
deteriorating security situation in Pakistan, the muddle over
IMF chief`s appointment and the economic situation.

PTI