Chennai: Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) leader Vijayakanth is set to lead a Third Front to contest the April 13 Assembly polls with the Left parties and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) to be the likely constituents.

According to sources, a formal decision will be taken after further consultations with Left party leaders, who had talks with the actor-politician on Thursday.

"Since MDMK leader Vaiko is not available, the leaders will have further discussions to take an appropriate decision on whether to continue ties with AIADMK or float a Third Front," they said.

Meanwhile, Vijayakanth told reporters that he would not take a decision about floating a third front in haste and the leaders will meet on Friday and decide.

Some DMDK workers also burnt an effigy of Jayalalithaa.

The present development has resulted from dissatisfaction among constituents of the AIADMK-led alliance after the party made a "unilateral" announcement of candidates list before consulting its allies on constituencies.

CPI state unit secretary D Pandian told reporters after his meeting with Vijayakanth that the common goal of the parties was to defeat the DMK government for its "anti-people policies."

(Agencies)