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Oct 23, 2012 at 04:22am IST

Illegal granite minig: Congress favours Durai Dayanidhi surrending before court

New Delhi: Congress on Monday favoured absconding grandson of DMK chief M Karunanidhi surrendering before the authorities in the wake of a non-bailable warrant against him in a case relating to illegal granite quarrying.

"There are no two opinions. It is a very clear position of our party. Our line is the line of the law. Follow the law is the line of the party. If somebody is evading bail, it is for the state authorities to take action. Arrest will happen if law says that certain persons have to be arrested unless he gets bail," party spokesperson Sandip Dikshit said.

He was asked to comment on the non-bailbale warrant issued by a Tamil Nadu court against Durai Dayanidhi, son of Union Minister MK Alagiri, in the multi-crore illegal granite quarrying scam case. DMK is the second largest constituent of UPA after Congress in the wake of the exit of Trinamool Congress from the ruling alliance.

Cong favours Durai Dayanidhi surrending before court

DMK chief M Karunanidhi had said last week he did not know why his grandson was hiding.

DMK chief M Karunanidhi had said last week he did not know why his grandson was hiding. The Congress spokesperson downplayed the reported statement of NCP leader and Union Minister Praful Patel about a mid-term poll and re-look at Congress-NCP alliance. "Praful Patel has only spoken of a re-look and not about fighting separately. It will be the decision of NCP. They are in alliance with us at the Centre and in Maharashtra. It is a strong alliance. NCP is an important and integral part of our alliance," Dikshit said.

Asked about the accusation of Congress' witch-hunt against YSR Congress leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy by his sister Sharmila, the Congress spokesperson said the charges fall on face of it in the court if they are political motivated. "If there was nothing in the investigations, the agencies would not have kept him in the custody for so long," Dikshit argued.