Putting an end to the rumours and speculations about potential alliances, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) led by actor-turned politician Vijayakanth, has announced its plans to contest on its own in all the 234 seats in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu, along with Kerala and Puducherry, are scheduled to go for polling on May 16, 2016.
It may be noted that the major parties including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) were wooing DMDK for a possible alliance against the ruling Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK. DMDK, which contested in alliance with AIADMK in the previous legislative Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, became the second largest party in the assembly winning around 29 seats. It has also made an alliance with BJP for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
In a public meeting organised in Chennai on Thursday, Vijayakanth announced the decision. He said that he is agreeing to the demand of his partymen who want him to be king and not kingmaker anymore.
Premalatha, his wife and a leader of DMDK made a call for a corruption-free government in the state.