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Chennai: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will get a clear majority in the April 13 Assembly elections in the State, said Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau member, Communist Party of India (Marxist).
Mr. Yechury who is here to campaign for the AIADMK alliance, said the spontaneity and enthusiasm among voters during his campaign trail gave a clear indication that change was in the offing. “From what it looks now, the AIADMK will get a clear majority,” he told reporters here on Tuesday. Mr. Yechury said it was painful to see that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which had contributed a lot towards modern Indian nationalism, had devalued politics in Tamil Nadu.
There was high concern among people about non-political factors, particularly money and muscle power, being used by the DMK to distort the election process. “There will be a clear verdict in favour of the AIADMK alliance,” he said, appealing to people to be more vigilant as they were the ultimate weapon to safeguard democracy.
The pre-poll tie-up between the Congress and the DMK was an indication of the uncertainty the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would face at the Centre after the Assembly elections, he added. Later, he campaigned in Perambur and Maduravoyal Assembly constituencies in support of the CPI (M) candidates, A. Soundararajan and Bheema Rao.
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