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 victory.

"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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