New Delhi: The resignation of Dayanidhi
Maran has fuelled further speculation of an imminent Cabinet
reshuffle but his party DMK may not be keen on inducting any
fresh nominees in the government, at least for the time being.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is going to
Chennai for an official function, may take the opportunity of
meeting DMK chief M Karuananidhi and discuss the latest
developments, especially the exit of Maran, and the possible
reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers.
DMK sources said there is a feeling in the party that
it should not be seen to be in a hurry to send replacements
into the Cabinet.
The DMK is having its crucial General Council meeting
on July 23 and 24 in Coimbatore where an entire gamut of
issues, especially the ties with Congress, are expected to
come up for review against the backdrop of electoral debacle.
The relationship has come strain ever since former
Telecom Minister A Raja was forced to quit the government on
2G issue and his subsequent arrest, followed by the arrest of
Karunanidhi`s daughter Kanimozhi.