Ramadoss's PMK break ties with AIADMK

Ramadoss`s PMK break ties with AIADMK Chennai: The PMK on Sunday broke its six-month old ties with AIADMK, charging it with trying to implicate its top leaders in a 'false' case.

A resolution in this regard was adopted at the PMK's executive committee meeting at Tindivanam in Vilupuram district this afternoon.

The resolution said former AIADMK minister C V Shanmugam had filed a case in the Madras High Court, seeking a direction to the police to include PMK founder S Ramadoss and his son and former Union minister Anbumani Ramadoss as accused in a murder case that took place just before the 2006 assembly polls.

It claimed that the police, after investigation, found no prima facie case against Ramadoss and his relatives and had dropped their names from the list of the accused and a lower court had also upheld the decision.

The party president G K Mani met AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa at Kodanadu recently and explained the situation to her, but despite this she had allowed Shanmugam to file a case in the High Court, it said, adding "It has become untenable for the party to continue its alliance with the AIADMK".

PMK was ousted from the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance in July 2008 after one of its senior leaders, J Guru, made "intimidating speeches" against M Karunanidhi and other senior DMK leaders.

PMK general council, in May last, decided to align with the AIADMK for the Lok Sabha polls and was allotted seven seats but drew a blank.

The poll pact envisaged allotment of one Rajya Sabha seat to the PMK, but with the snapping of ties, it is unlikely that the AIADMK would honour its commitment when the biennial elections are held next year.

Bureau Report