Tamil Nadu polls 2016: After DMDK, Vasan's TMC also joins PWF

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Chennai, April 9: Former Union minister GK Vasan's Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) on Saturday joined the People's Welfare Front (PWF), the third force in Tamil Nadu, which will go to polls on May 16.

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The TMC began formal negotiations with the PWF-DMDK alliance after its talks with the AIADMK for a tie-up broke down. [Top contests of 2016 Assembly polls]

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The talks for the TMC's joining the PWF were reportedly carried under the guidance of Vaiko, convenor of the PWF and MDMK chief.

After its alliance talks with the AIADMK broke down, the TMC began formal negotiations with the DMDK-PWF alliance. Vijaykanth's DMDK joined the PWF alliance last month after the former had said he would contest this year's election alone. The decision also saw dissent in the ranks of the DMDK. [DMDK joins PWF]

The talks between the ruling AIADMK and TMC got stuck on Thursday after the former remained rigid to its demand that all candidates in its front contest the election on its 'two leaves' symbol.

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