Democracy has triumphed over money power, says Vaiko

MDMK, which preferred to boycott the assembly polls after failing to clinch a seat-sharing deal with AIADMK, hailed the defeat of DMK, saying democracy `has triumphed over money power`.

Last Updated: May 13, 2011, 19:14 PM IST

Chennai: MDMK, which preferred to boycott the
assembly polls after failing to clinch a seat-sharing deal
with AIADMK, on Friday hailed the defeat of DMK, saying democracy
"has triumphed over money power".

In the last five years, Tamil Nadu under the DMK`s `dynastic
rule` was experiencing frequent power cuts, rise in essential
commodity prices, failure of law and order among many others,
MDMK chief Vaiko said in a statement.

"People of Tamil Nadu have trounced money power and crowned
democracy," he said.

People`s power had turned into a "giant wave" and swept
away DMK government, Vaiko said.

"Though my party has not been able to participate in the
polls, it has been conducting a series of campaigns against
the DMK," he said.

The voters had sent out a lesson that in future none can
win elections by "misusing their authority", he added.

PTI