Alagiri has not given any letter offering to quit: Karunanidhi

Last Updated: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 23:52

Chennai: Breaking his silence, Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Friday denied his son and Union
Minister M K Alagiri had offered to resign from the Cabinet.

"These are media reports. Let them continue to be
media reports. He has not given any letter to me," Karunanidhi
told reporters here in his first comments on the issue.

Media reports had said that Alagri in a letter to his
father had offered to quit the Union Cabinet and as DMK South
Zone Organising secretary upset over the party shielding A
Raja on the 2G spectrum scam and the importance given to his
younger sibling Kanimozhi in the party.

Karunanidhi refused to comment on a Delhi court
holding as "maintainable" a private complaint filed by Janata
Party chief Subramanian Swamy seeking prosecution of Raja in
the 2G spectrum case on the plea that it was subjudice.

"I never comment on the matters before the court."
He said his party would take action against Raja if he
was proved guilty.

Asserting that the alliance between DMK and Congress
was strong, he said the seat sharing talks for the assembly
polls, due in May, would begin after `Pongal` (harvest)
festival, falling on January 15.

He said PMK had sent feelers over joining the DMK
fold, which it had quit in 2008.

"We have responded to the feelers," he said.
On the opposition protest in the state assembly trying
to disrupt the governor`s address on Friday, he said they created
problem in the House.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 23:52

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