Chennai: In a major and unexpected development, the DMK chief M Karunanidhi has said that his party will forgive all that has happened in the past and ready to extend support to the Congress. Karunanidhi said, "The DMK will forgive and support Congress if they seek help after elections. Though the Congress has been unfaithful, we will forgive them for a secular government."
The statement came after several Congress candidates met his son MK Alagiri, who has been expelled from the party on Tuesday. Alagiri has also hinted that he was willing to help the Congress against the DMK. At least half a dozen Congress candidates have met him in the last two-three days.
Political observers felt that Karunanidhi was now trying to prevent the Congress from taking Alagiri's help by promising them a post-poll tie up.
The DMK, which walked out of the UPA in protest two years ago, is contesting on its own with some minor political parties in the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress is being forced to contest on its own after it failed to forge an alliance with the DMK and DMDK.
Heir apparent MK Stalin is, however, opposing any tie up with the Congress.