DMK rules out support to NDA, TRS keeps options open

New Delhi, May 15 (PTI): Amid BJP's readiness to welcome new allies, TRS today kept its options open on support even as DMK ruled out backing Narendra Modi-led NDA government because of the "stigma" of 2002 riots.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi came up with a new suggestion that regional secular parties should come together under the leadership of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to keep BJP out of power.

A day after BJD and AIADMK made clear that their options were open on the issue of support, TRS, a major party of the newly-formed Telangana state, gave similar indications.

"As a new state (Telangana) has come into being, we would want the union government to be extremely supportive of Telangana. What will happen tomorrow, we don't know. I cannot answer hypothetical questions," K T Rama Rao, senior TRS leader and son of party chief K Chandrashekhar Rao told PTI over phone.

He was responding when referred to some reports that TRS may not back NDA.
"The Parliamentary and Legislative Committee of the party will take a decision on the issue (of support) at 12 pm a day after tomorrow," Rao added.

DMK, on the other hand, was categorical in ruling out support to Modi-led government.
"We have minorities on our side and Modi has the stigma of 2002 riots. Hence, we cannot support NDA keeping in view our interest in our state," party spokesperson T K S Elangovan said.

He added that supporting Modi would be a "tough decision" for DMK as it wants to back only a "secular government" at the Centre.

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    Fri, May 16 2014

    With Zero seat tally, what support can be give.

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  • naveen, udupi

    Thu, May 15 2014

    maybe u will get only 3 seats... we dont want.. plz give to congress for another 4g....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Only insecure parties will support FEKU ...

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  • Rajesh shetty, Mlore shj

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Insecure party will not even cross Double digit figures

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Fri, May 16 2014

    Dear Rajesh Shettre, you are cent percent correct today!!! I hope our dearest friend Jossey stop "Faking" now

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Who needs your support?

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  • paap, Udupi

    Thu, May 15 2014

    LOL!! Who asked for their Support!!!

    Hope they become irrelevant after tomorrow!

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Uchila / Dubai

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Modi is totally untouchable for everybody!

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Modi is untouchable by Intl mafia gang(Cong)...which tried its best to block Modi way...even in Varanasi the DM was under pressure from mafias to block Modi's rally on the lst day of elctineering.But people have foiled his attempt and Tomarrow in Kashi nagari there will be a big celebration of Modi victory by common people....

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  • A_Indian, Mangalore

    Thu, May 15 2014

    May be for some psedo secular parties like this...but the entire hindu community of India supports Modi and has voted him for absolute majority. Modi does not need support of this petty small party who cant even win 2 digits numbers in TN where AIDMK is going to sweep

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