With the PMK, DMDK and a few minor parties ready to join the alliance, EPS would actually be leading a muscular front that cannot be discounted easily in spite of the anti-incumbency of the central and state governments.
Kamal Haasan assured the public that all the winners in the Lok Sabha elections would deliver and fulfil the promises they had made during the regime, adding that they would be removed if proved otherwise.
For both leaders it will be their first direct election. Kanimozhi, who has been elected twice to the Rajya Sabha, has been grooming the constituency, spending a large portion of her MPLAD funds there.
The Tamil Nadu Congress unit on Saturday urged its national president Rahul Gandhi to contest from the southern state for the April 18 Lok Sabha elections. They said he was first proposed as the next prime minister from their state by the DMK.
Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK entered in an electoral pact with actor-politician Vijayakanth's DMDK, which contest four Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, Deputy Chief Minister and party Coordinator O. Panneerselvam said on Sunday.
The announcement was made by AIADMK coordinator and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam and Union Minister and senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal, party election in-charge for Tamil Nadu, who described it as a "mega alliance".