Karunanidhi is on a two-day visit of his constituency

Karunanidhi welcomes all political parties to join its alliance
news TN 2016 Monday, January 25, 2016 - 17:52

DMK supremo on Monday hinted that it was open to forming an alliance with any political party for the coming elections in order to dethrone the ruling AIADMK.

"We will not say no to parties willing to come (into DMK-led) alliance. We will welcome any party which will ensure democracy's victory," Karunanidhi told reporters here, his native constituency.

DMK has been attempting to stitch a formidable alliance against the ruling AIADMK and Karunanidhi had even invited Vijayakanth-led DMDK for a poll-pact to face the coming elections.

Incidentally, Vijayakanth, the Opposition Leader in Tamil Nadu Assembly, had aligned with J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK in the 2011 elections, in which DMK was routed and relegated to the second spot among the opposition parties with a mere 23 seats in the 234-member House.

The DMK chief sounded confident when asked about his party's poll prospects, saying they were "indeed good".

Asked whether he would contest this year's polls once again from Thiruvarur, he said he would do so if people of the constituency asked him and also if the party permits.

He currently represents the constituency in the Assembly.

Karunanidhi is on a two-day visit of his constituency, where among others, he is scheduled to address a public meeting.

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