Chief Minister Edappad K Palaniswami has sounded optimistic about the prospects of the AIADMK-led alliance in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Speaking to the media he said the AIADMK is holding talks with a few more parties, including the DMDK to have them on board in the alliance. "We are talking with a few more parties. We want all those parties to be part of our mega alliance," he told media. He said confusion prevailed over in the DMK camp the choice of its prime ministerial candidate.
"DMK MP Kanimozhi, even today, said a decision on who would be the PM for their alliance would be taken after the elections, while DMK president M K Stalin earlier proposed Rahul Gandhi as prime ministerial candidate," he said. On the AIADMK's alliance with the PMK and the BJP, he said, "Poll alliances with parties keep changing; electoral understanding is one thing, party principles are another. During every election, each party wants to win the maximum seats and are keen to take to the people their development schemes and it is on that basis electoral alliances are forged."
He added: "As the popularity of Amma’s government has gone up with implementation of various welfare measures, AIADMK candidates and our alliance party candidates will win in larger numbers in both Lok Sabha and Assembly by-polls."