New Delhi: The Congress in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday said it has invited actor-politician Vijayakant's DMDK to join the Democratic Progressive Alliance in the state to strengthen it, but remained non-committal on the presence of VCK in the DMK-led alliance.
The five-member poll panel, including Home Minister P Chidambaram, met AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad and discussed the strategy to be followed by the party during the alliance.
Besides Chidambaram, the meeting was attended by Union Ministers G K Vasan and E V K S Elangovan, TNCC chief K V Thangkabalu and CLP leader D Sudarsanam.
Emerging from the two-hour long meeting, Thangkabalu said they told Azad that the entry of DMDK into the alliance would add strength to the combine.
"We have told the High Command that democratic forces like DMDK should be part of the alliance. We have also invited Vijayakant to join us," he told reporters.
Asked about PMK's stand, he said the party was part of the UPA government at the Centre and it continued to be a member of the ruling alliance.
On DMK chief M Karunanidhi's statement that the VCK, which has been criticising the Congress vehemently on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, would remain in the DPA, Sudarsanam said: "We will decide about it after going to Tamil Nadu. We will decide about it later."