The Pattali Makkal Katchi said on Sunday that it has decided to snap ties with the front led by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief Jayalalithaa.
All was not well in AIADMK-led front after Jayalalithaa recently gave permission to her party MLA C V Shanmugam to file a case in a court seeking to direct the police to include PMK founder Dr S Ramadoss and his son and former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss in a murder case. During 2006 assembly polls, one person was killed in an attack near Shanmugam's residence. The police had included Ramadoss and Anbumani as accused in the case, but when the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam came into power, their names were allegedly removed from the FIR.
Recently, Shanmugam filed a case in a local court in Tindivanam praying to include their names in the case. Ramadoss had stated that he would face the case legally. The PMK was ousted from the DMK-led front last year following some remarks made by senior PMK leader J Guru against Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and other senior leaders of DMK. On the eve of Lok Sabha polls this year, PMK joined the AIADMK front and contested seven seats, but drew a blank.