Jan. 11: Taking forward his promise at the Salem conference to forge an alliance to defeat the DMK regime in the coming elections, the DMDK founder actor Vijayakanth is constituting a three-member team to discuss seat-sharing with the AIADMK when he returns here on Wednesday, sources close to the star-politician said.
They said party presidium chairman Panruti S. Ramachandran would head the team comprising ‘Mafoi’ Pandiarajan and L. K. Sudish, who is Mr Vijayakanth’s brother-in-law. The three are likely to begin ‘exploratory’ discussions with an AIADMK team shortly.
While mounting a blistering attack on Karunanidhi regime at the Salem conference, which saw a huge turnout on Sunday, Mr. Vijayakanth had dropped enough hints regarding forging alliance with the AIADMK.
He could also see that a good majority of the turnout at that rally wanted alliance with Ms Jayalalithaa and waved two fingers to indicate her party’s two-leaves symbol. For her part, Ms Jayalalithaa has maintained silence about ties with the DMDK. She held ‘preliminary’ talks with Left leaders Prakash Karat and A. B. Bardhan.
Meanwhile, some DMDK leaders appeared uncomfortable that the AIADMK channel, Jaya TV, completely blacked out the Salem rally. They expected that the channel would lift its boycott of their Captain but it appeared that the channel managers had not yet received the green signal to cover Karuppu MGR.
Source : Deccan Chronicle