DMK's failure to rope in DMDK irks Cong

DMK's failure to rope in DMDK irks Cong

DMK's failure to rope in DMDK irks Cong
The Congress became upset with the DMK’s inability to forge a rainbow alliance as the DMDK announced a third front for the Tamil Nadu elections.

The DMK, which had made party supremo M Karunanidhi the face of the campaign, had assured the Congress to win over Capt Vijaykanth-led DMDK that commands about 10% vote share in the state.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is piqued at his party remaining the lone alliance partner with the DMK, which still carries the corruption taint given the alleged involvement of its leaders in the 2G scam.

Congress leaders believe that the DMK would manage to rope in DMDK and a few other regional outfits such as the VCK, which was also part of the UPA, for the Assembly elections. The discussions senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had with Karunanidhi in Chennai on Friday were centred on this aspect. “Our basic purpose was to discuss election strategy and also to find out as to how many other groups are joining and how many have already joined,” Azad said.
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