Congress on Friday kept up suspense on the issue of alliances in poll-bound Tamil Nadu and Puducherry despite party leaders from the two southern states holding elaborate consultations with Rahul Gandhi on electoral strategy.
"Whenever any decision is taken, we will let you know," was the refrain of party General Secretary Mukul Wasnik to a host of questions from reporters on the issue.
He refused to say anything more despite pressed as to what decision on the alliance issue was arrived at when party leaders from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry met Gandhi in the last two days.
Two days ago, Rahul had held deliberations with leaders from Tamil Nadu on the strategy to be adopted in the poll- bound state where the issue of forging an alliance holds the key to prospects of the party.
A section in the party believes that the high command would opt for an alliance with DMK and other like-minded parties like DMDK in the state ruled by AIADMK.
Only last month, DMK chief M Karunanidhi had said that Congress would be invited to join the alliance led by his party for coming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.