With DMK in the clear after 2G verdict, political realignment in TN likely

Prime News, National (Chennai), December 22:-  The acquittal of DMK leaders Kanimozhi, daughter of party President M. Karunanidhi, and former Union Telecom Minister A. Raja, and others by a court in the 2G spectrum case has come as a big boost for the party and could lead to a political realignment in Tamil Nadu, especially with the ruling AIADMK a divided house, political observers and party leaders say.

“There will be realignment in the political scenario in Tamil Nadu following the verdict. Political parties may now gravitate towards the DMK without any hesitation as the shadow of 2G case is no more there on the party,” Professor of Political Science at the University of Madras Ramu Manivannan told IANS.

“It is ironical that DMK lost elections due to the alleged scam in 2G spectrum allocation. Now DMK will claim moral and political victory,” Manivannan added.

There is also a view that DMK will be wooed by the BJP with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. There could be a race between the Congress and BJP to align with DMK.

“The relationship between Congress and DMK is strong. There will not be any change in that,” S. Thirunavukkarasar, Tamil Nadu Congress chief, said.

“Other like-minded parties wanting to join us are welcome,” Thirunavukkarasar added.

Asked whether the two Communist parties would come forward and join the Congress-DMK alliance with the shadow of 2G scandal now gone, he said it could happen as there should be a united secular front to oppose the BJP.

Currently,  the DMK has Congress and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) as allies.

The two communist parties supported the DMK candidate in the Radhakrishnan Nagar by-election on Thursday. Even the MDMK party led by Vaiko, VCK, supported the DMK candidate in the by-poll. (MR, Inputs:  Agencies).



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