PUDUCHERRY: Vijayakant’s DMDK, which was allotted five seats by the Peoples Welfare Alliance, expressed their unwillingness to field candidates in the stipulated constituencies.
Sources in the DMDK said the party leadership, led by R Selvaraj, has taken the decision after a meeting here on Thursday. They conveyed their decision to the PWA alliance convener in the afternoon.
The party had been originally allotted four seats after the seat sharing talks held a few days back. The DMDK after consultation with Party chief Vijayakanth and others and urged more seats.
Following this, DMDK were given five seats, but the PWA did not agree to give the seats of Mudaliarpet, Ozhukarai, Oussudu, Kalapet, Ariyankuppam and Mannadipet.
Instead they were alloted Nellithope, Indira Nagar, Kalapet, Ouppalm, Mannadipet and a seat in Karaikal, the sources said and added that even R Selvaraj, DMDK secretary of the party was allotted the Ozhukarai seat he wanted to contest.
As many as 20 constituency secretaries of DMDK wrote to top party leadership, including Vijayakanth, in Chennai , informing that the party’s unit here did not want to put up candidates.
They also informed that they will wait for further instructions of the party leadership.