P Chidambaram (File photo)

CHENNAI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday alleged the BJP and AIADMK are fighting the July 10 Vikravandi bypoll through ‘proxyPMK and that the INDIA bloc must ensure a resounding victory of the DMK candidate.
Hitting out at Tamil Nadu’s main opposition AIADMK for boycotting the bypoll, Chidambaram, in a post on X, said: “AIADMK’s decision to boycott the Vikravandi by-election is clear evidence that it has received instructions from the ‘top’ to facilitate the electoral chances of the NDA candidate (PMK).Both BJP and AIADMK are fighting the battle through a proxy (PMK). The I.N.D.I.A. bloc must ensure the resounding victory of the DMK candidate.”
Tamil Nadu’s principal opposition party, AIADMK, on June 15 announced a boycott of the bypoll to the Vikravandi Assembly constituency, alleging the ruling DMK will unleash ‘violence’ and not allow people to vote ‘independently.’
Pattali Makkal Katchi, a constituent of the BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu announced on Saturday that the party’s vice-president C Anbumani, will contest the Vikravandi bypoll. Ahead of the others, the DMK had announced its candidate Anniyur Siva for the bypoll.

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