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"We respect people's verdict," Vaiko

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Chennai, May 11 (UNI) Marumalartchi DMK(MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko, who switched his party's alliance to AIADMK, leaving the DMK-led DPA today said he respected the people's verdict of the May 8 elections to Tamil Nadu assembly.

In a statement here, he said his party would discharge its democratic function of a responsible opposition party in the assembly.

Observing that compared to the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, the DMK Front's vote bank had strongly eroded, he said that in many constituencies, the Democratic People's Front led by the ruling AIADMK had lost by narrow margins.

This showed that there was no anti-incumbency against the ruling AIADMK, he claimed.

He alleged that the DMK had indulged in one sided presentation of the issues before the people with the help of its television channel.

He pointed out that the AIADMK had emerged as the main opposition party with the highest number of seats since the days of the Madras Province.

This will soon bring about a new turn in the favour of the front led by the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu politics, he claimed.

He also pointed that it would soon be proved that the poll promises and freebies with which the DMK had ''mesmerised the voters were impractical.

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