Friday, April 8, 2011

TN polls: Vaiko asks cadre to refrain from making statements

A file picture of MDMK General Secretary Vaiko. Photo: M. VedhanMDMK chief Vaiko today asked party cadre to desist from making any public statements on the Tamil Nadu Assembly election, amid reports that they were canvassing for the ruling DMK in many places across the State.

MDMK is boycotting the April 13 polls after it failed to clinch a seat-sharing deal with AIADMK, a development which had prompted DMK chief Karunanidhi to make overtures to Mr. Vaiko, who has however stood firm on his party’s decision.

“I request the party supporters to avoid making comments on election to mediapersons and reporters,” he said in a statement here.

In the last few days, MDMK workers in many parts of the State including Tirunelveli were reportedly working for the local DMK candidates and making comments against AIADMK after the party had shown the door to MDMK.

Ignoring the pleas made by various political leaders including AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, the MDMK had gone ahead with its decision to not to participate in the elections.

MDMK, a long-term ally of AIADMK, was offered 12 seats against its demand for 21, which the lead partner was not willing to accept.

1 comment:

  1. Encourage to vote to DMK is a suicidal attempt for MDMK. It will accelerate the remaining MDMK cadres to their Thaai Kalakam after the Election. Being a Silent spectator will be rewarded after the Poll results.