CHENNAI: The tug of war between the DMK and the PWA in wooing the DMDK continued on Monday with leaders of both parties issuing statements expressing confidence that Vijayakant would take a positive decision to join the alliances led by them respectively.
Pitching in, the State BJP, which has been trying to rope in the DMDK for a very long time, said Vijayakant would not turn towards the DMK.
The DMK, which has been claiming that the decision of Vijayakant to go it alone in the Assembly elections would not affect its winning prospects, on Monday renewed its efforts to bring in the DMDK. Talking to mediapersons after the meeting of the district secretaries, DMK president M Karunanidhi sprang a surprise by saying that he had not lost hope to rope in the DMDK to the alliance. When a scribe asked when the alliance with DMDK would be clinched, Karunanidhi said, “I can’t specify the date and time. But it (alliance) may come.”
Meanwhile, PWA coordinator Vaiko ridiculed Karunanidhi for trying to woo DMDK again. “Just yesterday, Vijaykant had charged that both the DMK and AIADMK were corrupt parties. Had the DMK chief, who reads every word in newspapers, failed to note this point?” Renewing his appeal to the DMDK to join hands with the PWA, VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan said, “The renewal of invitation does not mean that the PWA is weak. I hope Vijayakant won’t backtrack on his stand.”