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MDMK Chief May Contest from Sattur

PWA yet to finalise seat-sharing formula; sources say top brass considering option

Published: 23rd January 2016 05:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2016 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI: MDMK general secretary Vaiko, the driving force behind the opposition front People’s Welfare Alliance (PWA), is likely to contest from Sattur Assembly constituency in his native Virudhunagar district, highly placed sources in the party told Express.

Sources said the party founder is mulling fighting the impending Assembly polls after appeal from party functionaries at the south zone meeting that was held in Madurai two weeks ago.

MDMK.JPGThough the decision has not yet been finalised, sources said the option that the top brass of the party is strongly considering is Sattur. In his unsuccessful bid during the last Parliamentary polls in 2014, Vaiko had received nearly 46,000 votes from this segment. Though this was lower than that of the winning candidate from the AIADMK, the party leaders are calculating that he can perform better this time around, as parts of Sivakasi, Srivilliputhur and Rajapalayam taluks have been brought under this constituency. These areas have a reasonable number of supporters for the party and its leader, contended the party second rung leaders.

Also, the partners in PWA, the CPM and CPI and their trade union outfits, have a strong base in Sattur, which would be of help for Vaiko and his party to put up a strong fight.

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