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Our ties with DMK strong: Cong to Jaya's offer

February 19, 2009 23:40 IST

The Congress today said its alliance with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was "quite strong" and it had no plan to tie up with AIADMK "as on today".

"As on today, we have not decided (on joining any) front with anybody including Jayalalithaa. Our alliance with DMK is quite strong. Whatever differences we have with other DPA alliance partners, they are being bridged", Congress media department chief M Veerappa Moily told reporters.

Asked whether the Congress will snap ties with DMK following the proposal of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, Moily said, "Our
alliance with Karunanidhi is very strong."

"No one can save DMK anymore. DMK's chapter is over. But if Congress thinks that it can lift and rescue DMK from the quicksand it has fallen it will also get caught and sink," Jayalalithaa said at a party function in Chennai.

In remarks apparently aimed at the Congress, Jayalalithaa said "those who will come with us will gain and those who will
not be with us will lose."

Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, AICC general secretary V Narainasamy said "political leaders are entitled to have their opinion but as of now our alliance with DMK and PMK stands".

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