With poll dates being announced for Tamil Nadu assembly elections, DMK chief Karunanidhi on Tuesday said he is confident of a DMK-DMDK alliance.
He also assured that there was no stalemate in the possible alliance.
Speaking to reporters at party headquarters Anna Arivalayam here, Karunanidhi chose to make cryptic remarks when asked if the DMK-DMDK alliance "had been finalised."
Quoting a Tamil saying which refers to efforts fructifying in a particular initiative, Karunanidhi said things were proceeding smoothly with DMDK.
"Definitely there is confidence," he said when asked if DMDK, actively being pursued also by BJP and the four-party People's Welfare Front (PWF), will join the DMK-Congress combine.
Karunanidhi denied there was any stalemate in his party striking an electoral pact with DMDK but declined to elaborate.
He said he had not invited any other party to join the DMK-led alliance.
DMDK chief Vijayakanth however has given no assurance from his end of joining any alliance.
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 on Saturday had 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.
AISMK leader R Sarath Kumar who will begin campaigning for the BJP in the state soon, had said recently that the BJP-led NDA will be a ‚Äúmega alliance‚ÄĚ if DMDK founder Vijayakanth joins it.
‚ÄúThe NDA will become a mega alliance if Vijayakanth joins it. If he comes, the combine can usher in change for the better for the people,‚ÄĚ Sarath Kumar said to Deccan Chronicle.