Baalu meets SoniaBy IANS
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
NEW DELHI - Amid reports of factional trouble in the DMK, senior party leader T.R. Baalu met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here Wednesday.
“It was a courtesy call. I conveyed (party president) M. Karunanidhi’s New Year greetings to the Congress president,” Baalu told reporters after the meeting at Gandhi’s 10 Janpath residence.
Baalu said his meeting with Gandhi had nothing to do with reports from Chennai that DMK leader and central Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers M.K. Alagiri had submitted his resignation from the government to party chief Karunanidhi.
Alagiri reportedly wants the DMK to distance itself from disgraced former telecom minister A. Raja, who resigned in November in the wake of the 2G spectrum scandal.