DMK will encourage idea of floating strong alliance: Karunanidhi

Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday said his party will "encourage" the idea of floating a "strong alliance", including those not part of the present alliance to keep "communal parties" from coming to power in the next Lok Sabha polls.

He was responding to reporters' queries in this regard at party headquarters Anna Arivalayam after chairing the DMK Executive.

"If the secular parties you mentioned take a joint effort, we will encourage that," was his response when asked if he would try to forge a "strong alliance" involving secular parties from Tamil Nadu and those which are not presently in his party-led fold, in an apparent reference to main opposition party DMDK.