Though the AIADMK leader had invited leaders of her
alliance partners for the meeting, Vijayakanth chose to skip
it and deputed DMDK presidium chairman Panrutty S
Ramachandran, who negotiated the poll deal with AIADMK.
According to political observers, the development showed
that all was not well in the AIADMK-led front.
Vijayakanth had met Jayalalithaa only once after the
elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly was announced, that too
to ink the poll deal.
The DMDK leader, who reached an accord with AIADMK to
contest in 41 seats, had avoided the media after signing the
Today's rally was attended by all top leaders of AIADMK
front, including CPI(M) General Secrtary Prakash Karat,
veteran CPI leader A B Bardhan and TDP chief N Chandrababu
Chennai: Actor politician Vijayakanth, heading
the DMDK, on Wednesday avoided sharing a platform with AIADMK leader
Jayalalithaa at a joint poll campaign meeting in Coimbatore.
First Published: Thursday, April 07, 2011, 00:47