CHENNAI: Fighting for its survival, the GK Vasan's Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC), a splinter from the Congress, on Thursday joined hands with the O Panneerselvam-led rebel faction of the AIADMK.
Addressing the press along with Panneerselvam, Vasan said the decision to ally with AIADMK (PTA) was taken in consonance with the aspirations of the people.
"The people want Madhusudanan to win the polls. So, we decided to support AIADMK (PTA)," he said. He said the alliance is going to take shape as a victorious alliance.
Vasan, who floated TMC after breaking away from Congress party, said he would join Panneerselvam on Saturday for a joint campaign at RK Nagar, which is going for Assembly bypoll on April 12. The seat was vacated due to the demise of the late AIADMK supremo and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
The meeting between the two leaders was held at the residence of Panneerselvam at Alwarpet.
During the last year's assembly polls, TMC had joined hands with the third-front led by MDMK leader Vaiko. As the ambitious third front consisting of an array of parties failed to win even a single seat in the elections, TMC walked out of the alliance. Since then Vasan had been seeking to forge an alliance with the DMK, until recently.