Narendra Modi`s invitation to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in as Prime Minister drew more criticism on Friday from Tamil parties with BJP allies MDMK and PMK and also DMK urging him to reconsider it.
In a constituency, where caste factor plays a decisive factor, pro-Dalit outfit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi is facing an acid test to retain Chidambaram (SC) seat amid challenge by ruling AIADMK and PMK to upset its apple cart in the April 24 polls.
Barring a few glitches over contentious seats, BJP appeared to have sealed an alliance pact with DMDK and PMK for the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and a final decision is expected Wednesday evening.
The PMK today alleged Centre was not paying heed to the concerns of Tamil Nadu on the issue of arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan navy and suggested that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa lead an all-party delegation to meet Prime Minster Manmohan Singh to press for a solution.
Tamil Nadu`s Vaiko-led MDMK is not averse to aligning with an alternate front, including the one led by the BJP, to unseat the Congress-led United Progressive Front (UPA) at the centre, a party official said.