Vijaykanth also attacked AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, saying though the ruling party had “money power”, the DMDK-PWF combine had the support of people with “strong hearts”.
This came hours after the party’s whip in Tamil Nadu Assembly, V C Chandrakumar, MLAs C H Sekar and S R Parthipan, besides seven others, questioned Vijayakanth’s logic behind aligning with PWF.
Deputy Secretary of DMDK’s Farmers Wing from Cuddalore V C Shanmugam and four others from the district joined the DMK in the presence of party treasurer M K Stalin, DMK said.
Vijayakanth’s DMDK will go it alone. The decision could tweak Tamil Nadu’s political script.
Both AIADMK, DMK claim Vijayakanth’s decision will benefit them. For almost six months, the DMDK kept everyone guessing about the party’s political plans.
The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam chief Vijaykanth was leading a Yoga session at his party headquarters in Chennai
A miraculous moment of cross-party amity
Tamil Nadu CM and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa has threatened to boycott the function.
Over the past four elections, Premalatha has emerged one of the party’s leading campaigners.
A day after the BJP stitched together a six-party alliance in Tamil Nadu to take on the state’s two main players – AIADMK and DMK.
Alagrir had recently met Singh with his offer of support.
This has come as a shot in the arm for the BJP, which has been trying all it can to lure Vijayakanth to its side since December.
Assam BJP chief Sarbananda Sonowal also met Singh to discuss the issue, sources said.
In Tamil Nadu, hectic alliance moves have set the stage.
Seven of the 29 DMDK MLAs have rebelled and one resigned.