DMDK may not demand share in power from AIADMK: Vijayakant

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Chennai, May 13: DMDK founder Vijayakant today hinted that his party may not demand a share in power from AIADMK in the next government and said he had joined hands with the Jayalalithaa-led party only to prevent DMK from coming back to power.

The DMDK had not demanded a role in the next government, Vijayakant told reporters here and refrained from saying anything more.

Vijayakant, who clinched a seat-sharing deal with AIADMK at the eleventh hour ahead of April 13 polls, said his party could have gone ahead and fought elections on its own "if we had wanted to."

But that would have allowed the DMK to come back to power, and "we wanted to prevent that," he said.

The DMDK, founded in 2005 by the actor-politician as an ''alternative'' to the two Dravidian parties, played spoilsport in the 2006 assembly elections and 2009 Lok Sabha polls, splitting the opposition votes, particularly affecting AIADMK.

He described the AIADMK front's success in the elections as "people's victory" and said issues like power cut had played a major role in the DMK's exit.


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