While the BJP is keen on ensuring PMK leaders’ presence on the dais when its Prime Ministerial candidate will be addressing the Chennai rally on February 8, PMK leadership wants concrete proposals before committing itself to attend the meeting.
The BJP leaders, particularly its State president Pon Radhakrishanan, are in touch with PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss. But a deal could not be clinched, as the BJP leadership is not able to make any commitment on the number of seats it can offer to the PMK.
BJP leaders continued to hold parleys with Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam leader Vijayakant. But they are yet to finalise the deal and the delay is preventing them from making progress in talks on seat-sharing with other allies.
“We want the BJP to come out with a clear-cut proposal on seats. Otherwise, it will be difficult for us to attend the meeting in Vandalur on February 8,” a PMK source said.
So far, only MDMK leader Vaiko has formally entered into an alliance with the BJP. Talks with other parties are being held behind the scenes.