"The party cadres are really upset at the attitude of DMDK. The ten percent vote share that the party is said to command should be discounted as a large number of its legislative Assembly members are not with the party," he said.

According to the senior leader, a few DMDK legislators are expected to lend their support to the ruling AIAMK prior to or after the general elections.

The DMDK's decision to declare its list of candidates from five constituencies for which there are other claimants is not being taken lightly by the BJP leaders.

The BJP leaders discomfort was evident when they addressed the media here on Friday night. BJP general secretary and state-in-charge, P Muralidhar Rao, said a report will be submitted to the party's central election committee for further action.

"The decision of the party president Rajnath Singh will be final," Rao said.

"Forming an alliance is an effort by all parties concerned. Further sustaining the alliance also depends on all the parties," he added.

The BJP is trying to weave an alliance comprising of DMDK, PMK, MDMK and a couple of other parties.

“The PMK is more cooperative than the DMDK. The undeniable fact is that there is Modi wave in Tamil Nadu which in turn will increase our vote share," the BJP leader said.


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