Key members of the MDMK have reportedly demanded that People’s Welfare Alliance should make Vaiko the Chief ministerial candidate for the 2016 assembly elections.
According to TNIE, MDMK deputy general secretary Mallay Sathya and Sivaganga district secretary Sivandhiapan have asked PWA to announce Vaiko as the chief ministerial candidate during the PWA meet in Madurai. Mallay Satya is considered a close aide of Vaiko. At the meet however, Vaiko is reported to have refused to accept the demand.
District level functionaries from Madurai, Virudhunagar, Theni, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga were part of the PWA meet on Wednesday. The leaders sought Vaiko to be announced as the CM candidate. He responded by saying that he did not dream for any post or position, but added that he could not reject their wishes at the outset itself, according to TNIE.
Source in MDMK confirmed to The News Minute that such a demand was made, but downplayed the incident.
MDMK leader Vaiko is currently the co-ordinator of the People’s Welfare Alliance coalition with two left parties and VCK. PWA is trying to have an alliance with DMDK and TMC for the elections.
This is not easy decision to take as DMDK leader Vijayakanth has also demanded that he become the Chief Ministerial candidate for the 2016 Assembly elections.