Ruling out alliance with any of the two major Dravidian parties, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko said on Thursday that given the present situation at the Centre, he anticipated advancement of the Lok Sabha elections to February 2014.
Sitting MP from Erode Lok Sabha constituency A. Ganesha Murthy would be fielded again in the constituency for the coming elections, Mr. Vaiko said in the several speeches he made in Erode town and surrounding areas that he described as an election campaign.
Explaining his early campaign, Mr. Vaiko said that unlike political parties with money power, the MDMK would contest the elections with self-respect, truth, courage and honesty.
Mr. Vaiko said that the party had emerged strong in the last two decades overcoming several challenges, and would strive to defeat the Congress party in the elections.
The Central government had created impediments to Tamil Nadu’s growth with its policies that were against the State’s interests. He criticised the Centre’s stand on Mullaperiyar dam and Sri Lankan Tamils’ issues.