Tamil Nadu

All is well between DMK, Congress, says Alagiri

TNCC President K.S. Alagiri arriving to meet DMK President M.K. Stalin at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai

TNCC President K.S. Alagiri arriving to meet DMK President M.K. Stalin at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai   | Photo Credit: K.V. Srinivasan

TNCC president meets Stalin in the wake of friction

After meeting DMK president M.K. Stalin on Saturday, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K.S. Alagiri said there was no problem between the two alliance partners and differences, if any, had been sorted out.

Mr. Alagiri met Mr. Stalin at Anna Arivalayam in the wake of the recent tensions between the two parties. The Congress leader insisted that the alliance would continue for the 2021 Assembly elections and beyond.

In a statement, Mr. Stalin took note of the clarification issued by Mr. Alagiri and said that in future, cadre of both parties should avoid talking about differences of opinion in public.

The friction between the alliance partners started after Mr. Alagiri and Congress Legislature Party leader K.R. Ramasamy publicly accused the Dravidian party of not adhering to “coalition dharma” in the recently held rural local body polls. The statement attracted a sharp reaction from DMK treasurer Duraimurugan, who said that the Congress was free to leave the alliance.

DMK Parliamentary Party leader T.R. Baalu also criticised the statement and the party boycotted the meeting called by the Congress in New Delhi to evolve a strategy against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens.

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