DMDK lashes out at DMK for luring its leaders
Referring to Yuvaraj, North Chennai DMDK secretary, joining DMK, she said, "Stalin is doing cheap politics by luring" DMDK partymen. Addressing an election meeting, she urged her partymen not fall prey to "offers made by DMK or others", and said the district secretaries would get a fair chance to become ministers if they come to power.
Earlier in the day, Yuvaraj joined DMK in the presence of senior party leaders in Chennai. Contrary to demands of her allies, including MDMK and Left parties, to close state-run TASMAC liquor outlets, she said sales at such shops would be reduced in a phased manner, if her party was elected to power.
Petrol would be sold at Rs 45 per litre irrespective of price fixed by petroleum companies, she said. She assured the gathering that her party would take steps to improve infrastructure facilities in Dindigul, Tiruchirappalli, Tuticorin, among others.
Meanwhile Sudeesh, senior DMDK leader, who addressed an election meeting at Kovilpatti in Tuticorin district, claimed MDMK chief Vaiko would be the deputy chief minister if DMDK-PWF was elected to power.
"I am confident that Vijaykant will be the chief minister. If the people elect me, I will be MLA. But one thing is sure that if DMDK-PWF comes to power, Vaiko will be the deputy chief minister," he said.
He claimed that if the combine was elected to power, VCK leader Thirumavalavan would be education minister, and G Ramakrishnan of CPI(M) local administration minister, and CPI state secretary Mutharasan Finance Minister.
Earlier, Vaiko donated a ring to Thirumavalavan. VCK has got 'ring' as its election symbol.