PMK chief rules out any change in seven-party alliance in TN

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Chennai, Oct 8 (UNI) Despite being a vocal critic of the DMK government on various issues, PMK founder-leader Dr S Ramadoss ruled out any change in the alliance in the event of a snap polls to the Lok Sabha.

Replying to a question at a press conference here, he said ''definitely, there will be on change in the seven-party alliance in the State.'' He also did not foresee a midterm poll as being envisaged by some parties in the wake of the differences between the Congress and the Left on the issue of Indo-US Nuke deal .

PMK is one of the key ally of the DMK-led DPA, which also includes the Congress, CPI, CPI(M) and DPI.

Reiterating his party's stand that PMK would continue to give outside support to the DMK government for full five years, Dr Ramadoss ruled out simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

''In the event of Lok Sabha polls next year, the Assembly polls in the State would be held only in 2011 and the PMK will continue to support the DMK government till then,'' he added.

He described as ''ugly'' and ''disgraceful,'' the recent political turmoil in the neighbouring state of Karnataka and said the very alliance forged between a political party which had Secular in its name and a communal party was unethical.

The PMK had been vociferous in its objections to the various schemes brought out by the DMK regime that led to a statement war between the two parties.

On his party's opposition to the thermal power plant near Marakkanam in Villupuram district, Dr Ramadoss said the farmers were not prepared to sell their agricultural land, which was their only source of livelihood.

The project could be implemented by utilising wastelands, he added.


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