DMK-Congress seat sharing differences a farce: Jaya
AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa Thursday termed the seat sharing differences between DMK and Congress as a "farce".
Chennai: AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa Thursday
termed the seat sharing differences between DMK and Congress as a "farce" and accused Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi of threatening to pull out only when his party`s interests were affected.
Jayalalithaa said Karunanidhi had threatened to pull out
in 2009 after a stalemate with Congress on allotment of
cabinet berths to the DMK during the UPA-II government
The DMK President had not taken such steps on issues
including inter-state river water issues such as Mullaperiyar,
or Indian fishermen being allegedly attacked by the Sri Lankan
navy or when the Centre hiked fuel prices, she said in a
DMK and Congress on Tuesday finalised a seat sharing
agreement for the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls after
hard bargaining on the part of Congress, which culminated in
the national party being allotted 63 seats while DMK would
contest in 121 seats.