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Deal Continues to Elude DMDK, BJP

The uncertainty over the alliance between BJP and DMDK continued on Wednesday, even as all other political parties went into a frenzy with the announcement of the dates of the Lok Sabha elections

Published: 06th March 2014 08:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2014 08:02 AM   |  A+A-

The uncertainty over the alliance between BJP and DMDK continued on Wednesday, even as all other political parties went into a frenzy with the announcement of the dates of the Lok Sabha elections.

BJP sources said talks had resumed with the DMDK since its leader Vijayakant returned from Singapore on Monday, but a final settlement was yet to be reached. In the meantime, BJP state president Pon Radhakrishnan and national executive member L Ganesan, the senior most leaders of the state unit, left for Delhi to confer with their high command.

“Our leader have held discussions with the DMDK after Vijayakant returned, but there seems to have been no progress. The two (Radhakrishnan and Ganesan) of them were called to Delhi after the election notification, so they have gone,” said a source in the BJP. Radhakrishnan and Ganesan met BJP president Rajnath Singh and national secretary Muralidhar Rao. “The question of alliances has to be discussed at this juncture. There are no updates now,” said Ganesan, when asked about his Delhi trip.

Meanwhile, DMDK went into a huddle at the party’s Koyambedu office. While some sources said Vijayakant was discussing the alliance with functionaries, other said he was tending to routine party matters. “It is now up to Vijayakant to make an  announcement. We know nothing further, we are awaiting his announcement,” said a senior functionary. 

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