No differences between DMK & Cong: Azad

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Ghulam Nabi Azad
New Delhi, May 23: In wake of the conflict between the Congress and DMK over Cabinet berths, Ghulam Nabi Azad who was sent by the Congress to hold talks with the upset ally on Saturday, May 23 said that there were no differences between the two parties.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad who is also in-charge of Tamil Nadu in the party told reporters that the reports on the differences between the two parties is 'pure speculation'. He informed that DMK is now holding discussions within the party and expressed hope that the ally will soon be joining the Congress-led government.

"DMK is our pre-poll ally and it is definitely an important partner of Congress in government formation,'' Mr Azad said.

He however did not reveal the specifications of the offer but as per Congress sources M Karunanidhi-led DMK has been offe red three cabinet and four minister of state berths in the Union Council of Ministers.

He urged that there was no need to read between the lines. Reminding that DMK has taken 9 days in 2004 to decide on joining the government, he implied that everything is normal between the two parties.

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