The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) is all set to hold the party’s much-awaited anti-corruption conference ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, at Erangi in Ulundurpet near here on Sunday.
Party sources said the conference attains significance in the wake of DMDK chief Vijayakant’s announcement on January 6 that he would reveal the party’s stand on alliance for Lok Sabha polls during the conference.
Earlier, the organisers of the conference faced hurdles after a land agreement deal, with a private party, for the summit venue near Ulundurpet fell through. Requisite permission from the district authorities and the police department to conduct the event was also delayed. However, the official approval came on Friday.
“After much struggle, we have obtained permission to organise the summit. We expect thousands of party members and supporters from places like Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra to attend the event,” said party district Secretary and Thirukoilur MLA L Venkatesan.
About 3,000 volunteers would oversee the smooth functioning of the event, he added. He informed that the summit, which would be presided over by the party founder Vijayakant, is scheduled to commence at 3 pm.
However, police said they have laid down a 24-point charter to be strictly followed by the participants, including proper arrangements for vehicle parking, ensuring law and order at the toll gates, among others. The party is directed to provide drinking water and toilets facilities. Fire service vehicles and ambulance should be on stand-by in case of an emergency, the police said.