Rift windens further between DMK and Cong

The rift between the Opposition DMKand its ally, the Congress in Tamil Nadu further widened, with the former indicating that it was a dead boot it was carrying and the latter questioning as to why this wisdomdid not dawned earlier.

It seems that it was not happy Pongal fest for the Congress, which had been incurring the wrath of the DMK leaders ever since TNCC Chief K S Alagiri alleged that the dravidianparty had violated the coalition dharma in alloting seats to it in the recent rural local body elections.

Senior DMK leader and Treasurer Duraimurugan indicating that it was an extra luggage with no vote bank, whileasserting that it would not be bothered if Congress leaves the alliance.
Talking to reporters at Vellore, he said ''if the Congress wants to leave our alliance, let them go. We will not lose anything''.

''If they leave the front, we are not going to be bothered about it. Since they have no vote base, we will not be affected in any manner'', he added.