INL rubbishes reports of cracks in AIADMK alliance

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Chennai, Jan 8 (UNI) The Indian National League (INL) today said its ties with the main opposition AIADMK was intact and rubbished reports, quoting an expelled partyman, that the alliance was on the rocks.

INL National and State unit President M Basheer Ahmed told newspersons here that the reports of break in alliance, quoting expelled INL leader Sulaiman, were false.

''Sulaiman has been expelled from the party for his anti-party activities at the National Executive held in Puducherry in December last year. All the 640 members of the General Council had ratified it''.

Stating that Sulaiman has no locus standi to make such remarks as none of the INL members had any links with him, Mr Basheer said it was he who had forged the alliance with the AIADMK and faced the May 2006 Assembly polls.

The support of the Muslim minorities and the INL still continues for the AIADMK, Mr Basheer added.

He also ridiculed Sulaiman's charge of he usurping the properties of INL founder Latheef, and said a 21-member trust had been maintaining the property of the INL.

INL General Secretary Abdul Khader, who was also present, urged the Centre to implement the Sachar Committee recommendations without any further delay and bring in a legislation for providing reservation for minorities in education and jobs.

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