In an attempt to woo the DMDK, leaders of the electoral alliance called People's Welfare Front (PWA) met DMDK chief Vijayakanth at his Chennai officeon Wednesday.
PWA leaders like MDMK's Vaiko, CPI(M) leader G Ramakrishnan, VCK chief Thirumavalavan and CPI State Secretary Mutharasan met DMDK chief Vijayakanth on Wednesday.
The leaders of the PWA have repeatedly invited Vijayakanth to join their alliance.
Earlier in an interview with TOI, the DMDK leader had ruled out the possibility of forming an alliance with the two main Dravidian parties, heightening the possibility of an alliance with the People’s Welfare Alliance to counter the ‘big brotherly attitude’ of the two major parties in the state.
"The meeting was decided suddenly. The front leaders have asked Vijayakanth to join the alliance. He said he will consult with his party leaders and then get back," a source within the PWF told TNM.
"He did not give a commitment, but we are hopeful that he will join the front. Vijayakanth has always positioned himself as someone who is an alternative to DMK and AIADMK, so it makes much more sense if he allies with a third front. Moreover, with no wave in favour of any party, alliance numbers will help us all," the source added.
Earlier in November, The News Minute had explained how the existing People’s Welfare Front - comprising of MDMK, CPI, CPM and VCK, touted to be the “third front” of Tamil Nadu politics had little relevance in terms of electoral impact until and unless they manage to get DMDK on board.