Veerapandian said the DMK should not wait for a “small party” like DMDK, which has just 5 per cent vote share

Speculation over fallout between DMK and DMDK after Dravidian leader slams Vijayakanth
news TN 2016 Monday, February 29, 2016 - 08:41

A blogpost by Dravidian leader Suba Veerapandian, considered close to DMK chief M. Karunanidhi, coming down heavily on DMDK has led to speculation over whether the two parties would come together at all for the coming poll.

The Deccan Chronicle reports that he clarified later that he had penned the article on his blog on Saturday night only to express his “personal views” and that no political motive should be attributed to the article.

In the article, Veerapandian said the DMK should not wait for a “small party” like DMDK, which has just 5 per cent vote share and take a decision to contest in 200 seats. He also came down heavily on Vijayakanth's style of politics.

Incidentally, his clarification came after he met DMK chief M Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence on Sunday morning, in which perhaps he was advised to 'clarify' on his attack on DMDK.
DMK treasurer MK Stalin told reporters during his trip to Kolathur on Sunday Veerapandian's views that DMK should contest in 200 seats rather than waiting for the DMDK were his own.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had met DMDK Chief Vijayakanth at his residence to discuss the possibility of DMDK joining the NDA front. Javadekar assured that a decision would be clear in the coming week 
 

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