Vijayakanth’s party to contest 4 seats by tying up with BJP-AIADMK alliance


An agreement was signed between the two parties in Chennai in presence of K.Palaniswami Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and his deputy O Paneerselvam. Vijayakanth and DMDK treasurer and his wife Premalatha were also present.
DMDK joined hands with Tamil Nadu’s ruling party AIADMK and its alliance partners BJP and PMK. The alliance happened just two hours after the poll dates were announced. As per the alliance DMDK will now contest for 4 seats out of the total 39 seats in the state.
Initially two parties did not agree on the allocation of number of seats but later the deal was signed. Last week DMDK skipped PM’s rally near Chennai to mark the election campaign of the alliance.
State’s main opposition DMK had claimed that DMDK first approached them and was seeking a better deal. DMDK had demanded seven seats and a berth in Rajyasabha but AIADMK could give only four seats.
Under this alliance now the PMK will contest for 7 seats, BJP for 5 seats and PT,NJP and NR Congress will fight for one seat each.
Talking about 2014 elections, AIADMK had a major win getting 37 out of total 39 seats. DMDK lost on by the gap of 5.1 percent votes and could not get a single seat whereas PMK and BJP could manage to get one seat each.
The elections in Tamil Nadu will be held in the second phase on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.