With the elections around the corner in the state, MDMK leader Vaiko said that he is hopeful about DMDK and Tamil Manila Congress of joining the People’s Welfare Association.
The PWA leaders had earlier met DMDK leader Vijayakanth in December last year in order to convince him to join their alternative front.
PWA leaders like MDMK's Vaiko, CPI(M) leader G Ramakrishnan, VCK chief Thirumavalavan and CPI State Secretary Mutharasan met DMDK chief Vijayakanth were all present in the meeting.
Last year, the DMDK leader had ruled out the possibility of forming an alliance with the two main Dravidian parties, heightening the possibility of an alliance with the People’s Welfare Alliance to counter the ‘big brotherly attitude’ of the two major parties in the state.
The News Minute had earlier explained how People’s Welfare Front - comprising of MDMK, CPI, CPM and VCK need DMDK to make an electoral impact.
The PWA is touting itself to be a credible alternative to both the two major Dravidian parties DMK and AIADMK.
CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury last month had said, "The Dravidian parties, which were ruling Tamil Nadu in turns for more than four decades, deserve punishment for their political blunders and corruption. People were unhappy with the large scale corruption of both the parties and its leaders were facing criminal cases."