VCK, Left may support DMDK in November 19 election

If support is sought, we will offer it, says Thiruma.

Chennai: Even as MDMK general secretary Vaiko categorically ruled out PWF extending support to any party in the November 19 polls to three Assembly constituencies, other constituents of the four-party alliance - the Left parties and VCK - seem to be keen to extend support to DMDK which is contesting the elections.

“If DMDK writes to us seeking support we will discuss and decide on it. The Left party leaders have already stated it,” VCK president Thol. Thirumavalavan said. His comments came in the wake of CPI state secretary R. Mutharasan stating that PWF would decide on extending support to DMDK if it sought such support. Interestingly, PWF decided not to contest the elections to Aravakurichi and Thanjavur seats where election was cancelled due to malpractices and Thiruparankundram bypoll despite CPI (M) wanted to contest.

However, Mr Vaiko, on last Tuesday, ruled out extending support to any party in the elections. “There is no question of supporting anyone when we decided to boycott the polls, which means we are not participating in it,” he told reporters. Even as there were media reports of DMDK might seek the support of PWF, Mr.Vaiko claimed naming of DMDK chief Vijayakanth as the alliance’s chief ministerial candidate in the May polls resulted in its poor performance.

A senior CPI (M) leader said that PWF has decided against contesting the polls but not on extending support to any other parties. “We will discuss and decide on support to any party or individual candidates seeking our support,” the leader said. DMDK, which contested the May 2016 assembly polls along with PWF and TMC had walked out of the alliance after the polls. TMC too walked out after the disastrous election in which none of the parties won a seat.

Vaiko is emotional person: Premalatha

DMDK leader Premalatha on Sunday said that it was MDMK chief Vaiko who approached her party for the alliance and it was he who was criticising her party. She was commenting on Mr Vaiko’s recent interview blaming the decision to name DMDK chief Vijayakanth as the chief ministerial candidate of the DMDK-PWA-TMC alliance was wrong and PWA should not have gone back on its decision to name anyone as CM candidate.

Stating that Mr Vaiko was an emotional person, Premalatha said that he was known for making contradictory statements. “So we need not reply to all his statements,” she said, pointing out that it was Mr Vaiko who approached her party for alliance and it was him who was criticising her party. “So it was he who has to explain. We have nothing more to say,” she said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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