Former CM Farooq Abdullah meets Karunanidhi
Chennai: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on behalf of the Congress Party here on Tuesday, urging him to form an alliance in the poll-bound state.
The Congress High Command is learnt to have given the green signal to its Tamil Nadu unit to start informal discussions with the DMK to prepare the ground for forging an alliance for the assembly elections in April-May.
The DMK had snapped ties with the Congress in 2013 over the Sri Lankan Tamil issue. Reports suggest that the Congress is keen to establish its foothold in the state, which has often seen the DMK and AIADMK at loggerheads.
Tamil Nadu Congress chief E V K S Elangovan and other top leaders are of the view that the party must join hands with the DMK prior to the polls. This comes as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also begun the consultation process to cobble up the winning alliance in the poll-bound state.