Avoids questions on tie-up ; says DMK-led alliance will win the elections
MDMK leader Vaiko met DMK president M.K. Stalin at Anna Arivalayam to put to rest speculation about a brewing unrest in the DMK-led alliance. Mr. Vaiko had conveyed publicly that his supporters were unhappy with the statement of DMK leader Duraimurugan that the MDMK was not in the DMK-led alliance.
“Elections will come and the DMK alliance will win them. I know what you are going to ask and so I have said all I wanted to say. I am very careful. I have said the DMK alliance will win. There is no more confusion,” a cautious Mr. Vaiko said, while refusing to entertain a reporter’s query during his press conference at Anna Arivalayam. Taking on a section of the media for speculating over the differences within the DMK-led alliance, Mr. Vaiko questioned as to why, except for some media houses, others didn’t publish the results of a recent survey which showed DMK president Stalin had the support of 48% of the people.
During the meeting, Mr. Vaiko and Mr. Duraimurugan were seen shaking hands in the presence of Mr. Stalin and other senior functionaries from both parties.
Speaking to reporters later, Mr. Stalin said a section of the media reported about the differences within the alliance but VCK leader Thol. Thirumavalavan met him on Tuesday and Mr. Vaiko met him on Wednesday.
“I should actually thank the media for having given such publicity to the DMK-led alliance,” Mr. Stalin said.
The controversial statement by Mr. Duraimurugan and a recent meeting of Mr. Thirumavalavan with Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran led to speculation that all was not well in the DMK-led alliance.