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For alliance with DMDK, DMK offered Rs 500 cr, 80 seats, alleges Vaiko

MDMK leader Vaiko on Friday alleged that the DMK and the BJP had made offers, including money, to DMDK leader Vijayakant, who had rejected them to join the People’s Welfare Front (PWF) to fight the coming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

Talking to reporters here, he claimed the DMK had “offered” 80 (assembly) seats and Rs 500 crore to Vijayakant for joining its alliance while the BJP had offered him a Rajya Sabha MP post and a ministerial berth in the union cabinet.”

“Vijayakant has joined us to form a corruption-free government in Tamil Nadu by rejecting the offers. Vijayakant has created the confidence that he will provide a corruption- free government. Vijayakant has rejected the offer of corruption money by DMK to form a corruption-free government,” Vaiko said.

Reacting to the charge, DMK treasurer MK Stalin said the party would take appropriate legal action in the matter.

“In the first place no talks were held (between DMK and DMDK). How come such a thing could have happened when parleys did not take place,” he said.  Premalatha has replied to this allegation. Still, since Vaiko has levelled a blatantly denigrative charge against the DMK. Our party chief Kalaignar (Karunanidhi) would, for sure, take appropriate legal action. Wait and see,” Stalin told reporters in reply to questions on the issue.

Meanwhile, DMK chief Karunanidhi on Friday sent a legal notice to Vaiko, warning of civil and criminal proceedings against him for his allegation that the former’s party had offered money to DMDK over forging electoral alliance.

“On behalf of our client M Karunanidhi we call upon you to withdraw your false accusation made against our client and express your regret,” Advocate R Dhevi said in the notice to Vaiko which was circulated to the media.
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