Vijayakanth’s DMDK appears to have lost all its political relevance with the party forfeiting deposit in all the 60 seats it contested in the recently-concluded Assembly elections.
Vijayakant, famous for his fiery speeches previously, waved to the supporters of AMMK-DMDK combine on the occasion.
Her public meetings have not been rescheduled, DMDK sources said.
DMDK has announced that its treasurer Premalatha Vijayakant will contest from the Vriddhachalam assembly constituency which first sent her husband Vijayakant to the assembly.
Commenting on the exit of DMDK from the AIADMK alliance, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that there was no loss for the AIADMKled front.
Though there is speculation that the DMDK might go it alone this time, the party’s leadership did not make any announcement about its next course of action on Friday.
Following the split with the AIADMK in contesting the upcoming Assembly elections, the DMDK on Thursday released a list fielding five candidates in the Union Territory region.
It is learnt that DMK, which finalised its poll pacts on Tuesday, has not shut the doors on Vijayakant’s party.
With less than a month to polls, actor Vijayakant’s DMDK on Tuesday pulled out of the AIADMK alliance.
The deadlock on seat sharing talks was mainly because the DMDK demanded 23 seats on par with the PMK while the AIADMK was not in a mood to offer more than 15, according to party sources
The party’s vote share has nosedived to just 2.4 per cent in 2016 Assembly polls from an impressive 10.3 per cent in 2009 general elections.
With seat sharing talks nearing end, EPS and OPS move onto finalising party’s poll manifesto; seats for DMDK will be declared anytime now
DMDK founder-president Vijayakant often claimed he entered politics to end dynastic politics.
The party's top leader VK Sudheesh said that it was the AIADMK that has been seeking a poll alliance with DMDK and not the other way.
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