Cong, Left see new equation with DMK

Dec 21, 2003 at 0000 hrs IST

The DMK pullout from the NDA government has opened up various permutations for the Congress and the Left forces, each seeing the DMK as a possible ally in the future.

Calling it a ‘‘first step’’, the Congress is waiting for the DMK to pull out of the coalition at the Centre altogether so that both can move towards an understanding for the next Lok Sabha elections. The official line, however, is that the party will wait and watch.