CHENNAI, July 9 � With the 2G scam claiming the scalp of another DMK nominee in Union Cabinet with Dayanidhi Maran�s exit, senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee today sought to assuage the feelings of sulking DMK chief M Karunanidhi and said there was no problem in their alliance, reports PTI.
�There is lots of writing and speculation whether the DMK-Congress alliance will continue or not. The alliance is there and will continue, it will be strengthened,� he told reporters after an hour-long meeting with Karunanidhi at his residence here.
Mukherjee�s remarks come in the backdrop of strains in the ties between the two parties following the exit of two DMK nominees � Maran and A Raja � the arrest of Karunanidhi�s daughter Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum case and the rout of the alliance in the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.
The meeting is the first top level contact between the leaders of the two parties in recent weeks after Kanimozhi�s arrest for which the DMK chief had earlier blamed the Centre.