The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) today announced that its founder-president and general secretary Vijayakanth would return to Chennai from the United States on February 16 (Saturday). This announcement has brought cheer among party workers. The 'Captain', as he is called by his supporters, went to the US along with his wife Premalatha for medical treatment.
"He is fine now and he will be back to active politics," sources said. DMDK office-bearers are planning to accord him a warm welcome at the Chennai airport on Saturday. Recently, his party confirmed that it is holding talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party for alliance in the upcoming Lok Sabha electinos.
Vijayakanth's brother-in-law and the party's deputy secretary L K Sudeesh, said, "It is true that we are holding talks with the BJP for the alliance." He also added that talks are being held by the DMDK with various other political parties too. "We are speaking with BJP, DMDK, and PMK. After the election dates are announced, we will officially reveal our alliance to the public,” he added. Amid speculations that the AIADMK would partner with the BJP, DMDK and PMK, senior Minister O S Manian recently said an announcement on alliance would be made in 15 days.