DMK explains why they skipped Oppn's meet on CAAJanuary 14, 2020 15:32
The DMK on Tuesday said it skipped a meeting of opposition parties convened by Congress on CAA, NRC and NPR since its party chief M K Stalin was accused of violating coalition dharma over local body polls.
A day after avoiding participating in the meet for showcasing opposition unity, the DMK was also non-committal on restoration of ties with its old ally, notwithstanding the regret reportedly expressed by Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief K S Alagiri.
"We did not take part in the meeting since our chief was accused of violating coalition dharma," senior leader T R Baalu said.
The party did not participate in the meeting at Delhi on Monday since it was felt that TNCC president Alagiri's recent
statement was an "accusation against party chief M K Stalin," Baalu, also a Lok Sabha MP, said.
Asked if the ties with Congress have now returned to its "old status," (since Alagiri has reportedly expressed regret and met party chief Sonia Gandhi in this regard) Baalu was non-committal.