Chennai: DMDK founder-leader Vijayakanth arrived in the city in the wee hours of today.
The actor-politician had been taking treatment for an undisclosed ailment in America from December. Though there were rumours that his condition was serious, pictures were released periodically to reassure the agitated cadres that he was recovering well.
Two days back, the party had issued a press release that Vijayakanth was returning to Chennai on Saturday.
The deputy general secretary of the party and Vijayakanth’s brother-in-law Sudhish had said alliance talks were on but that ‘Captain’ – as their leader is fondly called – would make a formal announcement once he was back in Chennai.
Vijayakanth’s son Vijaya Prabhakar, who is assuming a political role in the party, echoed his uncle’s statement recently.