No indication of AIADMK supporting Congress: CPI-M

March 6th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) With a seat-sharing pact between the Left and AIADMK expected to be sealed soon, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said that there was no indication of the AIADMK forming an alliance with the Congress in Tamil Nadu.

“There is no such indication,” CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat said.

The Left is in an alliance with the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, which goes to the polls April 13.

However, with seat-sharing talks between the Congress and the DMK collapsing and the latter saying it would provide only issue-based support to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre, there is speculation that the AIADMK may step in and support the UPA.

Karat, however, did not deny it completely but said that he was in touch with parties in Tamil Nadu.

“We are in constant touch with parties in Tamil Nadu. As far as the Congress and the DMK are concerned, you will see what will happen,” Karat said.

He admitted that the Left parties in Tamil Nadu may benefit from the DMK-Congress rift.

“This dispute will benefit us. Alliances have a big role in Tamil Nadu elections and if one alliance breaks, the other will benefit,” he said.

The CPI-M and the Communist Party of India (CPI) are in talks with the J. Jayalalitha-led AIADMK for a seat-sharing agreement in Tamil Nadu.

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