`Don`t know if Cong will support DMK in bypoll`
DMK chief M Karunanidhi said he was not sure if the national party would support DMK in the Tiruchirappalli (West) bye-election.
Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who had
recently announced his party`s decision to face civic polls
without ally Congress, today said he was not sure if the
national party would support DMK in the Tiruchirappalli (West)
"I do not know," was his reply to reporters` queries in
this regard here.
While the 88 year-old DMK patriarch had made it clear that
the alliance was meant for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, and
not local body polls, he also announced jailed former Minister
KN Nehru as party`s candidate for the October 13 bypoll for
Tiruchirappalli (West) constituency.
Strains had appeared in the seven year-old relations
between the two parties, which had faced two Lok Sabha and
Assembly elections each, early this year during seat-sharing
dialogue for the April 13 Assembly polls.
The 2G scam, in which Karunanidhi`s MP daughter Kanimozhi
and former Union Telecom Minister A Raja have been jailed, is
also touted to have played spoilsport in ties.
To a question on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s
three-day `Sadbhavana` fast that ended on Monday and BJP
leader L K Advani`s proposed yatra against corruption, he
said anyone in the country can go on fast.
"I wish these fasts were helpful in addressing the lakhs
of poor people who are on fast," he said.