CPI (M) to support DMK Govt in Tamil Nadu: Varadarajan

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Chennai, Jul 28 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu Unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) today made it clear that its support to the DMK Government in the state would continue despite the Left parties withdrawing support to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre in which the DMK is a key constituent.

CPI(M) state secretary N Varadarajan, in a statement here, said the party's issue-based support to the DMK government would continue and dismissed as baseless, reports in a section of the media, speculating on the relations between the two parties.

Unlike the UPA government, the DMK was not running a coalition nor there was any common minimum programme, he said adding the CPI(M) had been offering support to the state government based on its decisions on people's issues. This would continue.

However, at the time of Lok Sabha elections, the party would announce its electoral strategy, both at the national and state level, taking into consideration the political situation prevailing in Tamil Nadu at the time.

''The state unit will draw its alliance strategy and take decision as per the guidance of the party high command,'' Mr Varadarajan said.

He said ever since the party voted against the trust vote moved by the UPA government on the Indo-US nuclear issue on July 22, there were lot of speculation in the media about the party's relations with the DMK in Tamil Nadu.

After withdrawing support to the UPA government, the Left parties launched a nationwide campaign against the nuclear deal and price rise. This would continue in Tamil Nadu also.

Stating the Congress was its main enemy as far as the nuclear issue was concered, he said parties like the DMK and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) have supported the deal.

''The CPI(M), as a matter of its policy, will criticise all sections which supported the nuclear deal,'' he said.

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