LS polls: DMDK names panel on alliance

Chennai: Days after DMK and later AIADMK announced their panels to hold talks to formalise their allies, the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) announced a five-member panel on Thursday to make electoral deals with potential allies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

The party’s deputy secretary, L K Sudeesh will head the panel, which also includes former MLA Azhagapuram R Mohanraj.

With the party chief Vijayakanth now recuperating in the US, the DMDK will face its first acid test in the Lok Sabha elections under Premalatha, who was made the party treasurer in October last year. 

In 2014, the DMDK had aligned with the BJP for the Lok Sabha elections and was part of the seven-party rainbow alliance formed by the BJP.

NT Bureau