Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam(DMDK) party lead by the actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth, won more seats than even the ruling DMK in only the second Assembly elections the party contested. By securing over 10 per cent of the seats in the Assembly (total of 234 seats), the party has won the right to be the principal Opposition party, and its leader, the Leader of the Opposition enjoying Cabinet rank.
The DMDK, which contested the elections in alliance with the AIADMK, secured 29 seats out of the 41 seats contested, improving its performance by leaps and bounds since the last Assembly elections when it won just one seat.
To congratulate his co-actor on his astounding victory, Ilayathalapathy Vijay met the DMDK leader at his house, and wished him all the best and congratulated. Directors Ameer and Cheran too accompanied the actor to congratulate Vijayakanth.
Actor Vijaykumar had also met Vijayakanth and congratulated him.