In a development that could well leave the DMK brass fuming, MDMK general secretary Vaiko, who had broken ranks with the party following his expulsion in 1993, on Sunday called on suspended DMK leader M K Alagiri and sought support for his candidature from the Virudhunagar Lok Sabha constituency.
Although for the record Alagiri said he would consult supporters before making a decision, later in the day he dropped enough hints that he could actually play spoilsport for the DMK’s candidate in Virudhunagar. The DMK first family rebel has already faulted the choice of candidates made by his younger brother and heir apparent M K Stalin.
Vaiko, who met Alagiri at the latter’s residence in Sathya Sai Nagar and had a closed door interaction for 45 minutes, told the media that he sought the latter’s support. “I am visiting his home after 21 years. I came here last in 1993. We both shared past memories and had an open-hearted discussion. I sought his support for my candidature in Virudhunagar and for other NDA candidates,” Vaiko said.