‘WAYS AND MEANS’ AL­LIANCE

India Today - - EAR TO THE GROUND - with KU­MAR AN­SHU­MAN, LE­MUEL LALL, R. RA­MA­SUB­RA­MA­NIAN, BHAVNA VIJ AURORA, AMAR­NATH K. MENON AND ASHISH MISRA

He’s hold­ing his cards close to his chest but the word is out: DMDK chief Vi­jayakanth is equally will­ing to ally ei­ther with BJP or the Congress. But there’s a catch: The film star­turned-politi­cian wants at least 20 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu for his party and, be­lieve it or not, the ‘means’ to pay for his party’s elec­tion cam­paign. The de­mand re­port­edly stumped se­nior BJP lead­ers, but un­for­tu­nately, they can’t af­ford to be choosy.

VI­JAYAKANTH

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