In the latest twist to the poll scenario in Tamil Nadu, a senior DMDK leader today denied that his party chief Vijayakanth has held talks with any other political party over forging alliance for the coming assembly elections.
Dismissing recent media reports stating that his party has firmed up alliance with a leading opposition party, DMDK Propaganda Secretary and whip in the outgoing Assembly, V C Chandrakumar termed such claims as a "rumour."
"Till this moment our party chief Vijayakanth has not held talks with any party for forging alliance for the election, this is the truth," he said in a statement.
The assertion assumes significance as it comes against the backdrop of sustained efforts by DMK, BJP and the four-party bloc People's Welfare Front to woo the DMDK.
Recently, BJP senior leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had called on Vijayakanth which DMDK described as a courtesy call.
Chandrakumar said rumours were being spread by some claiming that a deal has been clinched with a party enabling DMDK to contest in 59 Assembly seats.
Also, it was being claimed that talks were being held secretly with another party and that Vijayakanth was maintaining silence only to tilt the bargain more in favour of DMDK, he said.
"These claims are all unimaginable and rumours," he said and asserted that only a formal declaration by his party chief Vijayakanth would be the true stand of DMDK.
Meanwhile, when DMK treasurer M K Stalin was asked by reporters if election related work was getting delayed due to glitches in forging alliance with the DMDK, he said, "our work will not be disrupted due to it and it is going on as per schedule."