MDMK to stay neutral in Pondy  

Published: 02nd November 2016 04:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2016 04:09 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Even as the internal wrangling in the People’s Welfare Alliance (PWA) continues to simmer over the surprise decision of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) to support Puducherry Chief Minister and Congress veteran V Narayanasamy in Nellithope, PWA convenor Vaiko announced that the MDMK will not support any party in the bypoll. “MDMK will not support any party in Puducherry,” Vaiko said on Tuesday.

The announcement came hours after the CPM’s Puducherry unit said it was firm in its decision to boycott the by-elections.

Vaiko tried to paper the differences, saying that contradictory positions taken by alliance partners in Puducherry would not have any impact on the fortunes of PWA in Tamil Nadu.

Referring to the latest controversy over the post of convenor of the alliance, Vaiko said four months back when CPM sought the abolition of the post, the other two constituents - VCK and CPI - strongly opposed it and the matter ended there. “Why should it be raised now after four months,” he wondered.
Stating that he had never sought any positions in his political career, the MDMK general secretary said he had performed well as convenor and would continue to do so.

TNCC president S Thirunavukkarasar will hit the campaign trail next week to canvass for the DMK candidates in the three Assembly segments that go to polls on November 19. He would spend a day in each of the three constituencies. “I will tour Thanjavur on November 12 to campaign for the DMK candidate.

Similarly, on November 15 will canvass in Tiruparankundram and in Aravakurichi the following day,” he said. In Thanjavur, Dr Anjugam Bhoopathy is seeking the mandate while Dr P Saravanan and KC Palanisamy have entered the fray in Tiruparankundram and Aravakurichi. 


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