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DMK offered Captain Rs 500 cr to join alliance: Vaiko

Election fever is heating up politics as allegations of vulgar use of money power are flowing thick and fast in Tamil Nadu with Vaiko alleging that the DMK had offered Rs 500 crore to Vijayakanth to join its alliance, besides other allurements.

assembly elections Updated: Mar 26, 2016 01:22 IST
KV Lakshmana
KV Lakshmana
Hindustan Times
Vaiko alleged that the DMK had offered Vijayakanth Rs 500 crore, to join its alliance.

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam’s (MDMK) Vaiko alleged on Friday that the DMK had offered Vijayakanth Rs 500 crore, besides other allurements, to join its alliance.

DMK reacted by issuing Vaiko a legal notice on Friday evening for making wild allegations and defaming party patriarch M Karunanidhi. Vaiko was also asked to express regret and withdraw his defamatory statement within seven days or face civil and criminal action. Party treasurer and former deputy chief minister MK Stalin confirmed that the legal notice was issued.

Two days after netting the most sought after political star — DMDK’s Vijayakanth — Peoples’ Welfare Front leader Vaiko made these charges. In an interaction with the media at Madurai airport on Friday morning, Vaiko alleged DMK had offered Rs 500 crore and 80 seats to lure Vijayakanth to its fold for the assembly polls. He also levelled similar charges against BJP, which was also prepared to give money, a Rajya Sabha seat and ministership to Vijayakanth’s party if he chose to stick with NDA in the polls.

First Published: Mar 26, 2016 00:42 IST