March 7, 2019
Chennai : The AIADMK has not yet closed its doors for more alliance partners in the coalition for fighting 2019 Lok Sabha general elections.
Deputy Chief Minister and co-coordinator of the party, O Panneerselvam on Thursday said that many more parties could join as there was lot of space for parties to come and join.
When asked if the seat sharing arrangements were complete, OPS told media persons that even now some space was left for those interested. Tamil Maanila Congress is another small party that could join the AIADMK led alliance in the state.
In fact, DMDK of Captain Vijayakanth is the one that the AIADMK hopes will join and strengthen the AIADMK alliance. It may be recalled that it was only after Vijayakanth joined Amma in 2011, that the combination swept the state and threw DMK out of power.
Vijayakanth was dumped by the DMK on Wednesday after DMK leader Duraimurugan admonished DMDK representatives who came to meet him for alliance talks.
After being unceremoniously dropped, it was Captain Vijayakanth’s brother in law Sutheesh who came in for fire. In fact, coming to his aid were Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambi Durai and fisheries minister D Jayakumar, who castigated Duraimurugan for his comments.
Duraimurugan said that how could the DMK trust the DMDK that was bargaining with both DMK and AIDAMK. He curtly told Sutheesh that the DMK alliance was full up and there were no seats left to offer to Vijayakanth.
“There is nothing wrong in talking with two parties,” Thambi Durai said. In fact, the Congress too criticised Sutheesh for having talks with two parties simultaneously.