With elections just round the corner, DMDK chief Vijayakant has congratulated BJP president Amit Shah on his re-election as party president and said that his tenure would help realise the dreams of the party. The statement gains significance amidst the ongoing pre-poll alliance talks.
DMDK, which fought the 2014 Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu as part of the NDA, is much sought after now by parties, including DMK, People's Welfare Front and the BJP, to take on the AIADMK in the coming Assembly election.
Sources in the DMK have told TNM that the party is courting Vijayakanth and has made significant progress, but the statement praising Amit Shah could be seen as posturing by the â€˜Captainâ€™ for a better deal.
"I am quite confident that your clear vision, influenceand tireless hard work would definitely help realise the dreams of every party worker of the BJP and leaders as well," founder president of Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam Vijayakant said in his greeting to Shah.
Stating that he was delighted to learn of his re-election, he appreciated Shah's contribution towards BJP's growth at the national level and said the re-election was "God's way" of appreciating him for his party work.