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Jayalalithaa keeps all options open
N Ravikumar
Tribune News Service

Chennai, May 13
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, leading the Third Front in Tamil Nadu today said she was “keeping all options open" and will take a decision after the election results were announced, in consultation with her allies.

Jayalalithaa, who cast her vote, said, “There are feelers from many places (to forge a post-poll alliance with her party). I am not responding to them now. Everything depends on the election results. If the results are as expected then I will go to Delhi,” the former Tamil Nadu chief minister told reporters here. Jayalalithaa is fighting the elections, in alliance with the Left parties, the PMK and Vaiko's MDMK. The AIADMK is contesting in 23 seats, the PMK in seven and MDMK in four. The CPI-M and CPI are contesting in three seats each..

Jayalalithaa also accused DMK supporters of casting “bogus votes” at a polling station and called for deployment of paramilitary forces. “Overtures are being made by many parties but I am not responding to overtures right now,” she added, and reiterated that she “preferred” to wait for the results on May 16 when she would proceed to Delhi to decide further moves.

She also complained about the “manipulation” of electronic voting machines across Tamil Nadu and “bogus voting” in the Central Chennai constituency.

According to her, if the AIADMK-led front does not win the elections in Tamil Nadu it will be due to “these kinds of activities”.

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