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Allies not happy with AIADMK

Chennai, March 17 ():  A flash point has reached in AIADMK camp, with DMDK-CPI-CPM-MDMK threatening to walk out of the alliances due to  AIADMK Supremo Dr Jayalalitha  releasing her candidates list and constituencies without consultations. However this combine is not inclined to support DMK and this means a split in votes could lead to a hung assembly. Some DMDK workers also burnt an effigy of Jayalalithaa.

Since MDMK leader Vaiko is not available and is likely to return to Chennai this evening, the leaders will have further discussions to take an appropriate decision on whether to continue ties with AIADMK or float a Third Front.
CPI state unit secretary D Pandian told reporters after his meeting with Vijayakant, that the common goal of the parties was to defeat the DMK government for its “anti-people policies.”

Meanwhile, Vijayakant told reporters that he would not take a decision about floating a third front in haste and the leaders will meet tomorrow and decide.

Unrecognised political parties contesting coming assembly elections in five states, including Tamil superstar Vijaykant’s Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK),  suffered a setback with the Supreme Court declining to entertain their plea for common symbols.

A bench of Justice, Altamas Kabir and Justice Cyriac Joseph, declined to grant any interim relief to 11 unrecognized political parties seeking common symbols, but said it would take up on May 3 for final disposal the batch of petitions and cross appeal filed by the Election Commission on the issue.

The apex court said the precedent set by it in 2009 by alloting common symbols as an interim arrangement to three political parties, Praja Rajyam, Lok Satta and DMDK cannot be followed this time as there were more number of unrecognized political parties in this year’s elections scheduled between April and May.

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