Vijayakanth DMDK to contest alone in TN assembly polls
CHENNAI: In Tamil Nadu, the DMDK party has decided to contest the forthcoming Assembly General Election alone, without any alliance.
Putting to rest speculations over alliance, the DMDK Chief Vijayakanth in Chennai announced last night that in all 234 Assembly constituencies, candidates will be fielded. However, Vijayakanth’s wife and the party office bearer Premalatha in her address said those parties that share the aim of the DMDK to form a corruption-free government are welcomed to talk to the party chief.
The DMDK faced the last Assembly elections in 2011 in the company of the AIADMK and won 29 seats. However, the alliance fell apart within a few months.
The DMDK faced the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as part of the NDA in the state, though the party drew a blank. For the 16th May Assembly elections, the DMK-Congress alliance, the four-party People’s Welfare Alliance and the BJP tried to bring the DMDK into their fold.