Special Correspondent

A non-DMK or non-AIADMK person will lead new government

CHENNAI: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Thursday predicted post-poll political realignments, as ``the State is heading for a hung Assembly.''

He told reporters here that both the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam would not be able to muster adequate strength in the Assembly after the May 8 elections to form a Government, as people were not prepared to believe them.

The DMK and the AIADMK had been seeking votes by reeling out promises now, as they were not able to tell the people what they had really achieved during their successive governance in the last four decades, he said.

In the post-election scenario, a non-DMK and non-AIADMK person would be leading the new Government, he said.

Dr.Swamy flayed the DMK for its election promise relating to distribution of colour television sets. A small colour television set in China would cost around Rs.12,000, he said adding that Chinese would prefer the American market rather than supplying to India. Instead of giving such poll promises, parties should strive for ensuring regular income to the people by creating more employment, he said.

Dr.Swamy said he would shortly hold talks with Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti to adopt the BJP nominee for Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency Vinay Katiyar as a ``common candidate.''

The Janata Party would seek rejection of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's nomination papers on five grounds including submission of ``wrong information'' with regard to her education qualification in her affidavit, he said.