DMDK likely to forge alliance with DMK
Chennai: After forging an alliance with the Congress for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, Karunanidhi's DMK is likely to tie-up with Vijayakanth's DMDK, reports said on Wednesday.
Interestingly, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Prakash Javadekar had met Vijayakanth recently, amidst reports that BJP-DMDK alliance may soon be over. During 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had joined hands with DMDK an PMK. While, the BJP and PMK had won one seat each, DMDK was unable to open its account.
Senior Congress leader and Leader in Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad announced last month that the party will contest the upcoming Assembly election in Tamil Nadu in an alliance with DMK.
Azad, after meeting the DMK chief Karunanidhi at his residence in Chennai, announced the news to reporters, ?DMK and Congress will fight Tamil Nadu assembly elections in alliance. Our mail goal is to put in place a government led by the DMK.?
Congress had contested the last Lok Sabha elections on its own and had drawn a blank. It had contested the last Assembly elections along with DMK but secured just five seats. Assembly strength in the state is 234.