Azad said it would be a 'courtesy call'.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to call on Karunanidhi
news TN Elections Friday, February 12, 2016 - 16:34

In the wake of assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, a meeting between Congress leader and former Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday assumes significance.

Azad told reporters in Chennai that it will be a "courtesy call" and that he made it a point to pay a visit to the DMK president every time he visited Chennai.

"Let us see what happens. We are going to start with a courtesy call and there is a tradition that as and when I am in Chennai, I will always meet the DMK leader," he said when asked about the meeting slated for tomorrow.

Azad said he will be accompanied by senior leader and party's Tamil Nadu in-charge, Mukul Wasnik and TNCC president E V K S Elangovan.

In his attempt to cobble up a strong alliance against the ruling AIADMK, Karunanidhi had invited Congress, besides DMDK, for a poll pact for the ensuing Assembly elections in the state.

Having joined hands in 2004 with Congress, DMK had walked out of UPA in 2013 over the vexed Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

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