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”.
Alagiri, elder son of DMK President M Karunanidhi, had enjoyed tremendous clout as party’s Organisation Secretary South, when DMK was in power between 2006 and 2011.
Alagiri, elder son of DMK president M Karunanidhi, had enjoyed tremendous clout as party’s Organisation Secretary South, when DMK was in power between 2006 and 2011.
Accusing Karunanidhi of having “introduced alcohol to an entire generation” by relaxing the dry law in 1971, she
assured her commitment to implement total prohibition in the state.
Two groups of DMK workers had entered into an altercation on April 15 over raising of slogans praising former DMK minister late Veerapandi Arumugam.
Makkal DMDK functionaries, led by VC Chandrakumar, called on both MK Stalin and Karunanidhi.
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.
The alliance now has three Muslim partners, the Indian Union Muslim League being an old DMK ally.
The party has been facing continuous losses since the 2011 assembly elections, all at the hands of archrival AIADMK. It had also drawn a blank in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
“I request the Centre to take steps for the release of the convicts or the state government should issue orders under Article 161 (of the Constitution of India),” said Karunanidhi.
Even after the BJP tried its best to woo him, sources in the DMK confirmed Wednesday that a deal was almost sealed, with an announcement of seat-sharing formula being the next step.
DMK’s charged Jayalalithaa for not personally visiting flood-hit areas across Tamil Nadu, last year.
As DMK is still waiting for a positive reply from Captain Vijayakanth’s DMDK, any talks on seat sharing would have to wait until there is a clarity on the larger alliance and potential allies.
The main goal was to ensure that DMK comes to power, said Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
Gives party’s state unit go-ahead to start informal talks