Vijaykant not to join DMK-Cong alliance, to go it alone
Actor-politician Vijaykant said his DMDK would go it alone in the Lok Sabha polls, setting at rest speculation that he would join the DMK-Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu.india Updated: Mar 26, 2009 15:18 IST
Actor-politician Vijaykant said on Thursday his DMDK would go it alone in the Lok Sabha polls, setting at rest speculation that he would join the DMK-Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu.
"I am not running the party for three or four seats. My alliance is only with the people and God," he said while addressing a series of meetings in the district.
He was apparently referring to the reported offer of some seats by the Congress to rope in the DMDK into the alliance led by DMK in the state.
"If I wanted to have an alliance, I would have settled for three or four seats," the 57-year old actor said.
Speculation was rife for the past few weeks that the Congress was wooing the actor, whose party polled eight per cent votes in the 2007 assembly elections even though Vijaykant was the lone winner of his party.
With the PMK set to join the rival AIADMK-led front, the DMK-Congress combine would contest the 39 Lok Sabha seats with smaller allies like the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi.
Launching his campaign for the May 13 Lok Sabha seats, Vijaykant lashed out at the UPA Government, accusing it of not doing any thing to save the Sri Lankan Tamils.
"The visit of External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee to Colombo had not not yielded any results," he said.
He also announced the first list of nine party candidates for the polls.
Vijaykanth has announced the first list of nine candidates of his DMDK for the Lok Sabha elections.
"Our party will prove to the Tamil masses that the DMDK is a power to reckon with in this state. We will appeal to our supporters to wholeheartedly work for their victory," Vijaykanth said before leaving for Kanyakumari to begin his campaign.
Tamil Nadu will see elections for its 39 Lok Sabha seats May 13.
First Published: Mar 26, 2009 13:38 IST