In a major development dmk withdrew support from central government over seat sharing issues in tamil nadu. The dmk on Saturday withdrew support to the congress government after failing to reach a seat-sharing pact with the Congress for the TN assembly elections.
"We are compelled to suspect that these are all the efforts by Congress to remove us from the congress. Under these circumstances we have to think whether to continue in the government," says tamil nadu elections 2011 chief minister M Karunanidhi as dmk withdraws support .
dmk will provide only issue-based support to the congress Government. dmk resolution says Congress does not want us to continue in the alliance. Their attitude clearly shows this, says the resolution.
The Congress stand surprises us, says M Karuanidhi at the dmk high-level meeting after dmk withdraws support. The Congress stand does not help for an amicable poll accord, the resolution says.
Earlier in the day, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said that the Congress-dmk talks over seat sharing for the tamil nadu elections 2011 elections had run into rouble but claimed the issue will be resolved. "We have problems but problems will be solved," Mukherjee told reporters
The Congress reportedly wants to contest 63 of the 234 seats in tamil nadu elections 2011, which goes to the polls April 13. The state's ruling dmk is reluctant to concede this many seats but now dmk withdraws support puts congress in a spot.
The political circles are abuzz with speculations that the Congress is exploring options minus the DMK for the state assembly elections, which are only about two months away.
This is again fuelled by rumours that the CBI could quiz Karunanidhi's daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi for her alleged links in the 2G scandal. This could annoy the DMK patriarch even more.
This apart, the two allies were going through a trough over the past three months because of the resignation and arrest of A. Raja; the Congress usurping the ministry and giving it to Kapil Sibal; the CBI trailing Karunanidhi's family ( in December, the agency raided some firms linked to Karunanidhi's wife Rajathiammal); and Rahul Gandhi giving the cold shoulder to the DMK patriarch.
There is speculation that congress would ask for aiadmk support at the center and congress could also form allience with admk for tamil nadu elections 2011
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