Tamil Nadu polls: Chandrakumar-led Makkal DMDK extends unconditional support to DMK

Hours after DMK treasurer M K Stalin invited Makkal DMDK to meet party chief Karunanidhi, the breakaway group of the Vijayakanth-led party on Monday extended unconditional support to them.

PTI April 11, 2016 23:08:00 IST
Tamil Nadu polls: Chandrakumar-led Makkal DMDK extends unconditional support to DMK

Chennai:  Hours after DMK treasurer M K Stalin invited Makkal DMDK to meet party chief Karunanidhi, the breakaway group of the Vijayakanth-led party on Monday extended unconditional support to them.

Makkal DMDK was founded on Sunday by expelled functionaries of DMDK, who supported an alliance with DMK opposing the party's tie-up with People's Welfare Front.

On Sunday, after Makkal DMDK top leader V C Chandrakumar said that his outfit members would call on DMK leadership if they were invited, Stalin on Monday said that party chief Karunanidhi was ready to meet them.

Following this, Makkal DMDK functionaries led by Chandrakumar called on both Stalin and Karunanidhi. Later, speaking to reporters, Chandrakumar said that they offered unconditional support to DMK.

"We did not make any demand that we should be given a specified number of seats. Makkal DMDK is extending unconditional support to the DMK," he said.

Tamil Nadu polls Chandrakumarled Makkal DMDK extends unconditional support to DMK

"We would like to fight polls and for that purpose, whatever may be the number of seats that we may be given, we are ready to work with DMK and we have extended our unconditional support," he said.

Chandrakumar was the propaganda secretary of DMDK before he was expelled from the party and he was also the party whip in the outgoing Assembly.

Along with others, he had revolted the decision to tie-up with PWF and had also alleged that DMDK founder Vijayakant's wife Premalatha was calling the shots vis-a-vis in party, a charge stoutly denied by her.

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