The meeting lasted about 30 minutes. “It was a courtesy visit to enquire about Captain’s health,” a DMDK leader said. The meeting comes close on the heels of PMK leader S Ramadoss and his son Anbumani paying a visit to actor’s residence on Thursday. AIADMK struck a poll deal with DMDK on Sunday and offered North Chennai, Trichy, Kallakurichi and Virudhunagar, after talks for a fortnight. Incidentally, deputy CM O Panneerselvam, and senior minister D Jayakumar met Vijayakanth a week before inking the poll pact.
With nominations for general elections beginning on Tuesday, the ruling AIADMK is also gearing up for events at party headquarters.
The party leadership is expected to release the list of constituencies on Sunday for itself and alliance partners, PMK, BJP, DMDK, NJP, TMC and Puthiya Tamilagam. The AINRC will contest as part of the AIADMK-led alliance in the Puducherry seat. EPS and OPS will also helm the party district secretaries meeting organized at the party headquarters in the morning, and interview aspirants for a total of 17 assembly seats. Interview for the Tiruvarur seat was held recently.