TTV Dhinakaran, the Founder of the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam, on Thursday said that his party would consider joining hands with Congress only if the latter breaks its alliance with the DMK.
Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru after meeting his aunt, VK Sasikala, at Parappana Agrahara prison, TTV Dhinakaran also stated that at no point will his party align with the BJP.
He said his party would contest the local body elections on ‘Pressure Cooker’ symbol and that it is already gearing up for the Parliament and Assembly elections and it could also face the local body elections if it was held.
According to reports, he said that AMMK will win 37 seats on its own in the Lok Sabha elections and that many other parties are already in touch with AMMK for an alliance.
TTV Dhinakaran also mentioned that the AIADMK could not win the RK Nagar bye-polls despite having the ‘two leaves’ symbol, which was held by the former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President S Thirunavukkarasar responded by saying that Congress’ ties with the DMK are strong.
He said that TTV Dhinakaran had expressed his opinion and that in the recent past, almost all the political parties had expressed interest in allying with the Congress. He also added that the Congress will lead any such alliance at the national level provided that the allies accept Rahul Gandhi as the PM candidate.
TTV Dhinakaran launched his own political party, the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam in Melur near Madurai in March. He was allotted the Pressure Cooker symbol by the Delhi High Court, with which he contested as an independent candidate in the RK Nagar bye-polls in December 2017.