Congress still keen on sharing power in DMK Government
Chennai, Nov 20 (UNI) The Congress in Tamil Nadu today reiterated its desire to share power in the DMK Government, which is 22 short of a simple majority in the 234-member House.
Asked whether the Congress, a key constituent of the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA) in the state, was keen on power sharing, Congress Legislature Party leader D Sudarsanam quipped, ''we are running a political party not a mutt.'' ''All political parties, whether they are big or small, have an aim to capture power. There is nothing wrong in seeking a share in the power,'' he told newspersons, after chairing a meeting of Congress MLAs at party headquarters 'Satyamurthy Bhavan' here.
He said the Congress MLAs had already passed a resolution in this regard and had forwarded to the party high command.
''It is for Party President Sonia Gandhi to decide on the issue,'' he added.
To a question, Mr Sudarsanam said there was no need for setting up a coordination committee, comprising DPA allies, for the smooth functioning of the DMK Government.
On the squabbles among DPA allies over recently-concluded local body elections, he said the issue would be resolved through talks.
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