When asked about the role of V K Sasikala, the ousted AIADMK general secretary and Dhinakaran’s aunt, in a registered party structure, Arvalan said Sasikala will not be in AMMK as she is already fighting a case against her ouster from AIADMK.
Armed with cellphones, these party men are focused on immediate rival AIADMK, which they think is in terminal decline, hastened by T T V Dhinakaran, who, on his part, is expected to helpfully split the Jaya legacy vote.
Pollachi sexual abuse case: The case snowballed into a major scandal after local media reported that no less than a few hundred women in the town were victims of an organised racket of sexual abuse, blackmail and extortion.
The DMK has attempted to cash in on the case, with no less than Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi addressing a rally in Pollachi, calling for a probe into the suicides of seven to eight young women in the town over the past few years.
Most of these smaller parties gain their sustenance from particular castes and some have become so localised and personalised that it is led by one person, and what it means is that if the leader gets the ticket, the party jumps into the alliance.
Stakes will be high for Congress and BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections.