DMDK leader Vijayakant to lead Third Front in TN polls

Chennai, Mar 17: Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam leader Vijayakant is inclined to lead a Third Front to contest the Apr 13 Assembly polls with the Left parties and MDMK to be the likely constituents, DMDK sources said today.

The sources told PTI that a formal decision will be taken after further consultations with Left party leaders, who had talks with the actor-politician today.

"Since MDMK leader Vaiko is not available and is likely to return to Chennai this evening, the leaders will have further discussions to take an appropriate decision on whether to continue ties with AIADMK or float a Third Front," they said.

Meanwhile, Vijayakant told reporters that he would not take a decision about floating a third front in haste and the leaders will meet tomorrow and decide. Some DMDK workers also burnt an effigy of Jayalalithaa.

The present development has resulted from dissatisfaction among constituents of the AIADMK-led alliance after the party made a "unilateral" announcement of candidates list before consulting its allies on constituencies.

CPI state unit secretary D Pandian told reporters after his meeting with Vijayakant that the common goal of the parties was to defeat the DMK government for its "anti-people policies."


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