IUML would continue to be in the alliance led by DMK in Tamil Nadu and with Congress in other States in the Country, the party general secretary, Prof.K.M Khader Mohideen, MP, said today. To increase its strength in the Lok Sabha, the party would seek more seats in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar, where, of late, it was growing, Khader Mohideen told reporters here. Though there was a marginal decline of seats and party's popularity in neighbouring Kerala, IUML was gaining the lost ground, he claimed.
Stating that the party's Tamil Nadu State general body would meet in Tuticorin on Dec 27 to take stock of the political situation, Mohideen said that an analysis of party's history, in a book form, would be released in Kayalpatanam on December 26. On the possibility of Congress breaking away from DMK-alliance in the wake of recent developments,particularly on Sri Lanka and LTTE issues, he replied in the negative and said that in his opinion, DMK chief, M Karunanidhi was not supporting the banned organisation LTTE.
Karunanidhi wanted immediate ceasefire to put an end to the sufferings of the Sri Lankan Tamils, he said. On Mumbai terror attack, Mohideen said India was successful in putting pressure on Pakistan from International Community. Mohideen exuded confidence that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, with his diplomatic approach, was capable of safeguarding India and the people from the clutches of terrorism.