PMK founder leader S. Ramadoss on Sunday sought the support of opposition parties for his party candidate in the coming by-poll for Pennagaram constituency.

Citing past victories in the 1991 and 2006 by-polls, where the party contested alone and won, he said based on this, other opposition parties should support PMK.

He said all opposition parties should join hands for democratic rule. “As a first step, they should support PMK in the Pennagaram bypolls,” he told reporters here.

Alleging that political parties were bribing voters Dr. Ramadoss said, “It is not a ‘by-election’, but a ’buy—election’”

PMK was part of the AIADMK led front in the last Lok Sabha election, but it later snapped ties with the party led by Jayalalithaa.

The by-poll was slated for January 20, but was cancelled due to Pongal festival after AIADMK and other opposition parties sought its postponement. The DMK and Congress, however, wanted the election to be held as scheduled.

The Election Commission has said it would issue a fresh notification on the by-poll.