"We have been given Erode (East), Mettur and Gummidipoondi seats," said Chandrakumar

TN polls DMDK rebels get three seats from DMK
news TN 2016 Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 08:19

Makkal DMDK, the breakaway group of Vijayakanth-led DMDK, on Tuesday said it has been allotted three constituencies by the DMK and vowed to work for the victory of the Karunanidhi-led alliance.

"We have been given three constituencies by the DMK. We thank DMK chief Karunanidhi and party treasurer MK Stalin," Makkal DMDK leader V C Chandrakumar told reporters in Chennai after inking the deal with Karunanidhi at DMK headquarters, Anna Arivalayam.

"DMK has given us political recognition, we have been given Erode (East), Mettur and Gummidipoondi seats," he said.

Chandrakumar, sitting MLA of Erode East, will seek re-election from the same constituency. Likewise, other Makkal DMDK leaders Parthiban and Sekar will contest from Mettur and Gummidipoondi respectively, he said.

Stating that it would be difficult to popularise a new symbol among the people, he said, "We have told the DMK leadership that we would like to contest on its symbol of rising sun and they have assured us that they would give us that opportunity."

He said Makkal DMDK will strive for the victory of DMK alliance.

Makkal DMDK leaders led by Chandrakumar revolted against their party leadership to align with PWF as they wanted it to go with DMK front. Following their expulsion from DMDK, they floated Makkal DMDK and joined hands with DMK.

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