Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) president S. Ramadoss categorically ruled out the possibility of giving up the constituencies for which his party has named candidates. “We have already started campaigning work for the elections. The constituencies have been identified and the names of the candidates have been announced. These constituencies are not negotiable. Why should we give it up?” he asked. The PMK and BJP are in talks for a seat sharing alliance in Tamil Nadu. The BJP front has Vaiko’s MDMK, and hopes to rope in Vijayakant’s Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK).
Besides, he also warded off questions regarding whether they have finalised their alliance with BJP or they would be a part of the alliance that included DMDK for the Lok Sabha polls.
Briefing reporters on Monday he said that they will not ally with any Dravidian parties at any point of time as they wanted to bring about a change in the Tamil Nadu politics. Describing the two Dravidian parties as ‘evil forces’ that had been continuously ruining the State for the past 47 years, he said he wanted to put an end to their dominance in the political arena of Tamil Nadu.
While announcing the formation of the Social Democratic Alliance on October 21, 2013, Dr. Ramadoss announced names of candidates for Lok Sabha constituencies. They are former Union Ministers R. Velu from Arakkonam and A.K. Moorthy from Arani, Party president G.K. Mani from Krishnagiri, youth wing secretary R. Arul (Salem), Ediroli Manian (Tiruvannamalai), Vallar Govindasamy (Cuddalore) and Gopi alias Gopalakrishnan (Chidambaram), Vadivel Ravanan (Villupuram), Aghoram (Mayiladuthurai) and former MLA R.K.R. Anantharaman (Puducherry).