Chennai: DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Friday ruled out his party pulling out from the Central government and said he had nothing against the Congress, which is "not helping us" in the 2G issue.

"I have nothing against the Congress. I am not disappointed over Congress not helping us in the 2G spectrum issue," the DMK patriarch told reporters here after a meeting of the party's High Power Committee, which met amid speculation that DMK might pull out its ministers from the UPA government.

Karunanidhi said the DMK's General Council, at its meeting next month, would decide on ties with other parties as it was the only authorised body to take such important
decisions.

He rejected the Congress contention that it was defeated in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls due to the 2G scam. "Some vested interests due to jealousy had blown the 2G issue
out of proportion."

The DMK in a resolution charged CBI with adopting 'double standards' in arresting party MP and Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi in the 2G scam case.

The Congress mouthpiece said that the results in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were affected by the 2G scam and these states were lost to other parties. Congress also said there is
a need to take a "relook" at its strategy in Tamil Nadu as the party must not lose its vote bank due to "mistakes of its coalition partners".

The DMK meeting also decided to face legally the charge against Kalaignar TV, in which Kanimozhi and her stepmother Dayalu Ammal are stakeholders, that Rs 200 crore loan received by it from DB Realty was part of the 2G scam.

The committee maintained that the loan was part of a private transaction and had nothing to do with the 2G spectrum allocation scam. The transaction was private, transparent and
done through banks, it said.

Strains between DMK and Congress surfaced after Karunanidhi fired the first salvo, saying "bad friendship ends in trouble".

Karunanidhi refused to subsribe to the view that the party was defeated in the April 13 assembly polls due to the 2G scam. "Some vested interests due to jealousy had blown the
2G issue out of proportion," he said.

On the arrest of Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sarath Kumar, the resolution said that the CBI, which interrogated both, did not arrest them then.

"But when they appeared before the special court at Delhi, they were arrested. CBI pleaded against their release on bail. This exposes the double standards of CBI," the resolution said.

It noted that legal experts had stated Kanimozhi's arrest was íllegal and said the DMK would fight it out in the Supreme Court.

In a bid to create public awareness on the issue, the party decided to organise public meetings all over the state for ten days from June 20, the resolution said.
The meeting also decided to convene a meeting of the party's general council next month.

Strains between DMK and Congress surfaced after Karunanidhi fired the first salvo, saying "bad friendship ends in trouble".

Karunanidhi refused to subscribe to the view that the party was defeated in the April 13 assembly polls due to the 2G scam. "Some vested interests due to jealousy had blown the
2G issue out of proportion," he said.

On the arrest of Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sarath Kumar, the resolution said that the CBI, which interrogated both, did not arrest them then.

"But when they appeared before the special court at Delhi, they were arrested. CBI pleaded against their release on bail. This exposes the double standards of CBI," the resolution said.

It noted that legal experts had stated Kanimozhi's arrest was íllegal and said the DMK would fight it out in the Supreme Court.

In a bid to create public awareness on the issue, the party decided to organise public meetings all over the state for ten days from June 20, the resolution said.

The meeting also decided to convene a meeting of the party's general council next month.

Agencies