PMK to go it alone in 2016 polls

DC CORRESPONDENT/AGENCIES
Published Sep 13, 2015, 11:12 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 8:37 pm IST
PMK had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in the state as part of the National Democratic Alliance and won one seat
MaduraiNDA constituent PMK, which had been pushing for a rainbow alliance led by it for next year’s Assembly elections, on Saturday said the party would go it alone and contest all 234 seats. “We are emerging as an alternative (to AIADMK and DMK)... we will contest in 234 constituencies,”  PMK’s founder-leader S. Ramadoss told reporters here. 
 
His announcement marks a change in PMK’s  stand as the party had been mooting an alliance led by it as an alternative to the Dravidian majors AIADMK and DMK. PMK had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in the state as part of the National Democratic Alliance and won one seat, but its relationship with BJP turned sour later with the regional party criticising the Modi government on various issues.
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Location: Tamil Nadu




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