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Whether he stays in the coalition or leaves it, Vaiko is bound to lose. A split in the party is imminent if Vaiko decides to remain with the DMK. While one section wants him to stay on, another wants him to opt out. Whatever decision he takes would lead to a split. Seat sharing, as always, is a prickly problem for the alliance. It is reliably learnt that while the PMK has demanded 40 seats the Congress has asked for 40, the Left Parties 25 each, and the MDMK, 30. Informed sources in the DMK, how ever, said the party would concede 35 seats to the Congress, 24 each to the PMK and the DMK, and 7 each to the Left parties. That would leave the DMK with 135 seats to contest and hope to win 118 of them for a simple majority on its own. Clearly, not many parties are going to accept this arithmetic. We are determined not to settle for anything less than 10. It is time the Left parties asserted themselves, said a senior CPI leaders. The PMK is also determined to get more seats since it feels it has positioned itself strongly in the northern districts.
DMK’s Karunanidhi has plans to announce the seat allotment at his party’s state conference in Trichy on March 3rd.DMK said we are sure that the problem would be sorted out by then. We would impress upon the alliance partners the need to stay together even if it means making sacrifices. Karunanidhi would definitely hold the alliance together. Given his age and health, this could be Karunanidhi’s last election as a contestant, and this is sure to give him some mileage. The DMK is also confident that the Left parties and the PMK would have no choice but it hand on. The AIADMK doors are already closed. The third front has proved to be a failed experiment in Tamil Nadu. (-It would be in their own interest to be in the DMK-led front.)-
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has adopted a different strategy to attract the masses. And, film personalities, including actors Vijayakumar, Murali and Senthil and director-actor Manobala are making a beeline for the AIADMK office. (On Jayalaithaa’s 58th birthday the Actors pulled Temple Cart). Some actors are expected to get tickets, too, But I think the party use them only for propaganda. The chief minister has also announced a slew of Public welfare measures. She allotted 9 seats for The Dalit Party, Freedom leopard by Thol. Thumavalavan, she is also likely to align actor Vijayakanth’s party, but Vijayakanth announced to contest on his own all 248 assembly. The Actor Karthick who has joined in the Forward block is ready to alliance with the two main party, if they dint call him, he decided party contest in its own. Even so, she would have a tough time combating the seven-party alliance led by the DMK.
From January the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announcing new projects and schemes for people. She has giving back some concession to Government servants and teachers, which she toke form them 3 years back, and introducing concession for Farmers, this is all in the mark of coming elections. The chief Minister Jayalaithaa hope on its 5 year rule and announcing good schemes for people. The DMK is hope of its alliance and the DMK minister in central doing some useful things for Tamil Nadu, like digging Sethusamutharam shipping canal, which is going to give a good future for Thuthukodi Harbor, but I hate this project, because they are destroying the nature and some special sea life by digging canal. All media and papers are announcing flurry news about the election and the parties’ alliance. If the old politicians and old people give way for youth, and encourage them to participate in election, we can see a good future for Tamil Nadu.