Staff Reporter

RAMANATHAPURAM: The Democratic Progressive Alliance will remain in tact, and the "efforts" to create rupture among the allies will not succeed, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president G.K. Vasan said on Saturday.

Speaking to presspersons here, he said the front would win in the coming Assembly elections, as the Government had failed in all fronts. "Even after the Centre released Rs.1, 000 crores for providing help to the rain affected people, the Government distributed relief only to sympathisers of the ruling AIADMK. In many places, instead of government employees, AIADMK functionaries distributed token to the undeserved."

Mr. Vasan said it was because of the efforts of 40 UPA MPs, the Centre released Rs.1000 crores. He had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi twice to seek funds. But, the State Government was utilising the money to gain favour for the AIADMK in the coming election.

As for the DPA's demand for Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's resignation after the stampede in Chennai, he said she was trying to give `new twists' to the incident, concealing the truth.

Asked about the CPI's decision to stage agitation against the Centre for delay in releasing funds as demanded by the State, Mr. Vasan said all alliance partners were demanding that the Centre release the fund early.

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