In a major setback for the Left ahead of the crucial general elections, the AIADMK has decided to break its alliance with it.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa decided to part ways after the two Left parties, which contested three seats each in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, refused to compromise on numbers. The AIADMK never went beyond offering them more than one seat each.
However, Jayalalithaa has said that AIADMK won’t enter in a pre-poll alliance with any political party.
The Left leaders are though still looking forward to contest elections together and are scheduled to hold a meeting today.
Meanwhile, according to the poll tracker findings, Tamil Nadu is unlikely to throw up any surprises this time where Chief Minister Jayalalithaa-led ruling AIADMK looks stronger and is expected to maintain its lead in the general elections.
While the AIADMK is expected to win 15-23, the DMK 7-13, Congress 1-5 and others may bag 4-10 seats according to the projections provided by Chennai Mathematical Institute’s Director Professor Rajeeva Karandikar.