Disgruntled DMDK MLAs appeals to 'Captain' to reconsider alliance with PWF

Amid growing disgruntlement in the Opposition DMDK led by actor-politician Vijayakanth and increasing defections and dissensions for aligning with the People's Welfare Front (PWF) for the May 16 Assembly polls, a group of Party MLAs and functionaries from various districts today made a fervent appeal to him to reconsider his decision and enter into an alliance with the DMK
Disgruntled DMDK MLAs appeals to 'Captain' to reconsider alliance with PWF
Vijayakanth with his party MLAs


Addressing a hurriedly convened press conference here, Party Propoganda Secretary V C Chandrakumar said the alliance with the four-party combine PWF, that included MDMK, VCK and the two left parties, was akin to committing suicide.
They said they would wait till tomorrow and hope that Vijayakanth would call them for discussions. 
Pointing out that more than 95 per cent of the DMDK cadres were upset over Vijayakanth's decision to align with the PWF and favoured an alliance with the DMK, the MLAs said they were not quitting the party as they still have respect for 'Captain' and that the DMDK party was 'sculpted' by them over the years.
He said the main aim of the DMDK was to oust the ruling AIADMK from power and that an alliance with the DMK alone would be helpful to achieve it. 
Stating that the DMDK MLAs and cadres had faced several hurdles during the last, five years of AIADMK rule, that included registration of cases, suspensions and arrests, Mr Chandrakumar said party cadres had told the leadership at the General Council, Executive Committee meeting and during interviews that the party should go in for alliance with the DMK to defeat the AIADMK.
But the sudden change in the alliance strategy of Vijayakanth, who inked a pact with the PWF on March 23 much against the wishes of the party workers, was not acceptable. 
Though they had repeatedly expressed their resentment and anguish over his decision and had also gave a letter seeking to change the alliance strategy, Chandrakumar said 'Captain' (as Vijayakanth was called), only tried to convince us, saying still more time was left''. 
Contending that the alliance with PWF, was not strong enough to achieve the goal of ousting the AIADMK from power, the MLAs said an alliance with DMK alone would help in achieving it. 
“We earnestly appeal to Captain to reconsider his decision on alliance. We hope he will take a good decision'', the MLAs said.

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