Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami calls on DMDK leader Vijayakant

The DMDK has also agreed to back the AIADMK in the bypolls scheduled to be held with the Lok Sabha polls. PTI

An AIADMK delegation, led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, called on DMDK founder Vijayakant at his residence on March 16, the party said. The AIADMK struck a poll pact with Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, and the Vijayakant-led party has been allotted four seats as part of the seat-sharing agreement.

According to a DMDK release, Palaniswami met Vijayakant on a “courtesy call”, and inquired about his well-being. Vijayakant had recently undergone medical treatment in the US. The AIADMK delegation comprised ministers C Sreenivasan, Sellur K Raju, C Vijayabaskar and Kadambur Raju, among others. Palaniswami is the AIADMK joint coordinator. The two parties had struck their poll pact on March 17, after days of discussions.

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