Even as the BJP, AIADMK and their alliance partners were getting ready for a rally to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai, the DMDK, a prospective ally of the AIADMK-led front was in “multiple talks” with the AIADMK and DMK for a better deal. Sudheesh, brother-in-law of Vijayakanth, reportedly contacted Durai Murugan, the DMK treasurer with a request to include the DMDK in the UPA.
This was disclosed by Murugan himself while speaking to reporters and this has put the DMDK as well as the NDA in a tight spot. The DMDK partymen, led by Murugesan, a former MLA and secretary of Kancheepuram district unit, met Durai Murugan. Durai Murugan told reporters, “Last night, LK Sudish, deputy general secretary, DMDK, called me over phone and conveyed his wish that his party wants to ally with DMK. I told him that there are no more seats left for any new allies and seat sharing has been finalised in our alliance.”
“Few from DMDK met me and said their party is interested in joining hands with us. I asked them is it their decision or was it their party head’s decision; they said it was the Captain’s decision,” the DMK treasurer said. “They were upset that AIADMK gave seven-seats to PMK and are negotiating with them for fewer seats. I said to them that your party is not in a steady phase. Two days back OPS met your leader and the photos were all over the Internet and now you are asking whether you could join us, how can I believe you? And I also told them our party leader is not in town and we no longer have room for DMDK in our alliance,” Duraimurugan added.