"Everyone gave ideas and opinions to the leadership on how to face the elections," TNCC chief E V K S Elangovan after the parleys with the Congress Vice President.
Congress had contested the last Lok Sabha elections on its own and had drawn a blank. It had contested the last Assembly elections alongwith DMK but secured just five seats. Assembly strength in the state is 234.
Talking to PTI, Elangovan refused to elaborate on the stand of the the state unit on the alliance issue, insisting that it was for the party high command to decide whether the Congress should fight as part of a tieup with other like minded parties or go it alone.
Several former PCC chiefs and former Ministers were present in the consultations. Only last month, DMK chief M Karunanidhi had said that Congress would be invited to join the alliance led by his outfit for the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.
Karunanidhi's statement had come nearly three years after snapping ties with Congress. "We will not exclude Congress while inviting alliance parties (to join the DMK-led alliance)," he had said when the New Year was about to ring in. He was responding to queries if his party would invite Congress like it had reached out to DMDK.


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