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Updated: June 29, 2013 08:54 IST

AIADMK indirectly helped Kanimozhi: Vijayakant

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DMDK President Vijayakant alleged AIADMK indirectly helped in the victory of DMK candidate for Rajya Sabha poll. A file photo.
The Hindu DMDK President Vijayakant alleged AIADMK indirectly helped in the victory of DMK candidate for Rajya Sabha poll. A file photo.

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) leader Vijayakant on Friday alleged that the AIADMK had indirectly helped DMK candidate Kanimozhi win the Rajya Sabha polls.

“The AIADMK could have easily defeated Ms Kanimozhi given the strength of its MLAs and its alliance partners in the Assembly. But the AIADMK leadership envious of the DMDK’s growth has helped DMK, an arch rival of AIADMK founder MGR,” Mr Vijayakant said in a statement.

He said the ruling AIADMK was more interested in who should be defeated than who should win the elections. “This is the reason behind Chief Minister Jayalalithaa withdrawing her party candidate in favour of CPI candidate D. Raja. This indirectly helped DMK candidate,” he said.

Mr Vijayakant said though the DMK and the AIADMK had given the impression that they were arch rivals, they chose to deliberately ignore each other’s commissions and omissions. “This has created a suspicion that both the parties are hand in glove,” he said.

The actor-turned-politician said his party had achieved real victory in the polls because it could ensure the participation of its MLAs-barring a few-in the election which witnessed contest, necessitating polling after a gap of 17 years.

After having alliance with AIADMK and winning enough seats to be the
leader of the opposition, Vijay Kanth deserted his benefactor. No wonder
he has been devalued and is now but a weak force with several of the
MLA-s deserting him.

from:  Ven Sardi
Posted on: Jun 29, 2013 at 23:07 IST

Vijayakant is a case of a wasted talent.If only he had behaved as a dignified opposition leader the people of TN would have recognised his growing stature.At least,now had he gracefully taken the personal responsibility,instead of playing the blame-game,the public would have some sympathy for him.Every one can not be Mr.Kamaraj or Anna.To stage a come back,he should stop drinking,discard relatives who act against the party's interest and finally act responsibly instead of reacting emotionally.You can still make it Mr.Vijaykant in 2014.

from:  M.Jambunathan
Posted on: Jun 29, 2013 at 19:07 IST

Why he is not mentioning about congress opportunism?

from:  A.Seshagiri
Posted on: Jun 29, 2013 at 09:06 IST

Vijaykant is wholly responsible for his party`s debacle in the RS poll.AIADMK did not expel his party from the ruling alliance. His rude behaviour in the floor of the House enabled him to get unpopular with the ruling party and the public. He can hardly be sucessful in public life, if he persists in his impulsive rough behaviour.

from:  Sundresan
Posted on: Jun 28, 2013 at 16:00 IST

Vijayakant may be correct giving the situation. It is better for him to align with PMK because both of them
are enemies of AIADMK.

from:  J Venkat
Posted on: Jun 28, 2013 at 15:32 IST
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