In the recent assembly byelections which was boycotted by the ADMK
, the DMDK's vote share shot up to 23 per cent.
The Congress already has the support of the nine-member ADMK
and many smaller parties such as the RLD, JDS among others.
If the BJP sheds its Hindutva plank and become a moderate party, regional parties such as the BSP, SP, Trinamool, DMK, TDP, ADMK
etc could align with it upsetting the UPA-NDA balance
czarina Jayalalithaa, who has moved to her hill station retreat of Ooty, called for the arrest of Raja under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Officially, the party continued to put up a brave face saying that the DMK was its ally and rejecting ADMK