In a strange move, MDMK led by Vaiko has decided not to contest the 2011 Assembly Polls in Tamil Nadu and has withdrawn themselves from the AIADMK alliance.
MDMK and AIADMK has been in alliance together since 2006. But the seat sharing talks between the two parties failed and no conclusion was in sight. MDMK was demanding 35 seats and later came down to 21 seats, but Jayalalitha did not agree.
News reports had suggested that Vaiko may form a third front along with the probable support of CPM, but at a meeting concluded on Sunday early morning, MDMK decided to stay away from the polls in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.
In a 5 page resolution, MDMK states “”Following the footsteps of rationalist leader Periyar and late Chief Minister C N Annadurai, the MDMK will not crave for power by surrendering its self-respect”.