TN polls 2016: DMDK joins PWF for Assembly polls

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Chennai, March 23: The DMDK on Wednesday joined hands with the People's Welfare Front (PWF) for the upcoming elections in Tamil Nadu. The alliance has left 120 out of 234 seats for the DMDK led by Vijaykanth and also projected him as the chief ministerial candidate.

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The PWF comprises the MDMK led by Vaiko, VCK led by Thol Thirumavalavan and two Left parties---the CPI and CPI(M).

The development came just days after DMDK chief Vijaykanth decided to alone in the May 16 elections. The DMK and BJP were still trying to woo the actor-turned-politician to join their respective camps but the Captain's latest move will leave both of them disappointed, the saffron party more as it is without any ally in this election.

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Last month, DMK treasurer M K Stalin said he did not consider the PWF a big force in the southern state's politics and his party was not afraid of the it. A section of the DMK even accused the PWF of being a proxy for the ruling AIADMK.

But with the DMDK, which has a solid vote-share in the state joining the PWF, the DMK's perception might see a change. 

The DMK has allied with the Congress for this election.


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