Duraimurugan denies making funny remarks against Cong leaders

Tamil Nadu Minister and senior DMK leader Duraimurugan, denied reports that he had made some remarks which had infuriated Congress leaders.

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 14:10 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Minister and senior DMK
leader Duraimurugan, a member of the party`s poll panel
involved in seat-sharing talks with Congress, on Wednesday denied
reports that he had made some remarks which had infuriated
Congress leaders.

"A section of media has reported as if I made some funny
remarks (on Congress` demand for increased seats) during the
(second round of) seat-sharing talks with Congress following
which they got furious. There is no truth in this and no such
incident took place," the law minister said in a statement
here.

He said members of the Congress delegation were also
"well-aware" of it and added that no person other than the
delegation members were present during the parleys.

The Congress is represented by senior leaders, including
Union Ministers P Chidambaram and G K Vasan, while the DMK
panel comprises of party Treasurer and Deputy Chief Minister M
K Stalin and Duraimurugan among others.

"Section of media is writing conjured up stories which
are just figment of their imagination. They are doing so only
to create confusion in the alliance to please AIADMK leader
Jayalalithaa. But their efforts will not fructify," he said.

Duraimurugan said he was issuing the clarification in
order to scotch doubts in readers` minds whether such reports
were true.

PTI