Puthiya Tamizhagam (PT) leader K. Krishnasamy on Tuesday said his party had taken an “independent decision” to support DMK candidate Kanimozhi in the Rajya Sabha polls.

The Puthiya Tamizhagam, which was in the AIADMK-led front in the 2011 Assembly elections, would have definitely supported the AIADMK had it fielded fifth candidate, Dr. Krishnasamy told reporters here.

The AIADMK did not need PT votes and it had withdrawn one of its candidates to extend support to the CPI. Under these circumstances, “we wanted to use our votes judiciously”. His party’s support to the DMK was not keeping an eye on the 2014 parliamentary elections.

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