Chennai, Aug 25: DMDK chief Vijayakanth today celebrated his 65th birthday with his party functionaries and leaders of People's Welfare Front including MDMK cheif Vaiko and VCK's Thirumavalavan. Vaiko, Thirumavalavan and CPI State Secretary Mutharasan called on Vijayakanth at the DMDK headquarters here and greeted him with shawls and garlands on his birthday.
A cake was cut on the occasion and saplings were distributed to DMDK workers as part of their party chief's birthday celebrations. Speaking to reporters later, Vaiko said constituents of PWF (MDMK, CPI, CPI-M and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi) would together fight the civic polls expected to be held by October, as decided earlier.
"Preliminary work for fighting polls is on at the district level," he said. Thirumavalavan said while MDMK, VCK, CPI and CPI(M) would face civic polls together, he said he was not sure about the decision of DMDK. DMDK fought the May 16 assembly polls in alliance with PWF like former Union Minister G K Vasan's Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar). After the poll debacle, Vasan walked out of the alliance.