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P Chidambaram welcomes M Karunanidhi to realign with Congress

Friday, 28 March 2014 - 3:33pm IST | Place: Chennai | Agency: ANI

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Union Finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday welcomed regional Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party chief M Karunanidhi to realign with the Congress led-United Progressive Alliance. Chidambaram rebutted anti-secularism allegations put against Congress party by Karunanidhi.

"He (DMK chief) has said Congress party should come back to its secular tones, but I want to say Congress party is the centre of secularism. Congress party has always been secular, and it has never supported a political party which is anti-secular. Where we stand is a secular place, and if he tells that he is coming here, I welcome it," said Chidambaram.

DMK pulled out of the UPA coalition in 2013.

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