Tamil Nadu Elections: DMDK Splits, New Party PDMDK To Be Headed By VC Chandrakumar

10/04/2016 3:04 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- The DMDK (Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam) on Sunday broke into two parties.

The new party, which is the PDMDK (People Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam) will be headed by MLA VC Chandrakumar.

In a setback for actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth's DMDK, 10 district secretaries and five lawmakers of the party had earlier said aligning with the Makkal Nala Koot (MNK) or the People Welfare Front (PWF) for the upcoming state elections in Tamil Nadu was a bad decision.

DMDK's propaganda secretary and lawmaker Chandrakumar had said that the decision to align with MNK (People Welfare Front) was taken without consulting officer bearers and party cadre.

Tamil Nadu will vote in a single phase on 16 May while the results will be announced on 19 May.

Tamil Nadu has 234 assembly seats.

In the 2011 assembly elections, AIADMK had won 150, DMDK-29, DMK-23, CPM-10, CPI-9 and others-13 seats respectively.

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