PMK breaks alliance with AIADMK

The Pattali Makkal Katchi, which aligned with the AIADMK for the Assembly polls, has announced that it would be facing the rural civic polls to nine districts on October 6 and 9 all alone, considering the party’s growth.

In a late night announcement, PMK President G K Mani said office-bearers of the party in the nine districts that would go to polls on October 6 and October 9 opined that the party should go about it alone in its “own interests.”

The PMK contested in 23 seats in the Assembly polls and won in five. The AIADMK contested 179 seats and won 66. The BJP contested 20 seats and won four.

On September 13, the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission announced that polls for rural local bodies would be held on October 6 and 9 in the nine reconstituted districts.

In the recently concluded month-long session of the Assembly, there were occasions when the AIADMK and the PMK were not on the same page.