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2G: Action not to dent ties with DMK

New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial seat-sharing talks between DMK and Congress for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, Congress on Saturday said action into the 2G Spectrum scam would not affect the "political alliance" between them.

"CBI works independently. Government of India does not interfere in its day to day working. The agency should be allowed to carry out its job. The investigation by CBI into the matter is not against any party but individuals. Ours is a political alliance and that will continue," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told reporters here.

He was reacting to questions on CBI action in the case including the arrest of former Telecom Minister A Raja and searches at the offices and residences of top management of DMK first family-run Kalaignar TV in connection with the scam.

State party chief K V Thankgabalu has said the seat sharing talks would be held tomorrow at DMK headquarters in Chennai.

The Congress panel comprises union ministers P Chidambaram and G K Vasan, besides Thangabalu, party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan and K Jayakumar, MLA.

The DMK panel will be represented by Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin, ministers Arcot N Veeraswamy, Durai Murugan, K Ponmudi and Lok Sabha MP T R Baalu.

The talks will take place against the backdrop of the ruling DMK allotting 31 seats to PMK yesterday.

Congress, which extends support to DMK in 234-member Assembly, may claim 70 seats from the ruling party.

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