Karunanidhi hopeful Vijayakant will come on board to strengthen front

  • KV Lakshmana, Hindustan Times, Chennai
  • Updated: Mar 09, 2016 10:22 IST
DMK chief M Karunanidhi addresses at a press conference in Chennai. (PTI File Photo)

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Tuesday expressed confidence that Captain Vijayakant of the DMDK will finally come over to his side, to strengthen the anti-AIADMK front to dislodge chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Addressing mediapersons, the DMK supremo said that talks were still on with the DMDK leader and said he was more than hopeful that the alliance would work out.

Karunanidhi was to brief the media on Monday but it was abruptly cancelled fuelling speculations over the hiccups in alliance talks with Vijayakant, who has been keeping all his suitors guessing.

Yesterday, there was speculations that Vijayakant’s brother-in-law Sutheesh was in the Capital meeting BJP leaders. However, this was dismissed by BJP leader and union environment minister Prakash Javdekar, who is party incharge for Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

“We have not imposed any conditions,” was Karunanidhi’s reply to a question if the conditions put forth by the two parties were coming in the way of an announcement.

The DMK’s travails on alliance formation is a source of amusement for the ruling AIADMK, which is taunting the DMK as to why it was “begging Vijayakant”.

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