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Chennai: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko on Tuesday said his party has decided to leave the People Welfare Front (PWF).

“The high-level committee of the party has decided to exit the PWF alliance. However, the party will continue to have friendly ties with other parties of the alliance— Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist)," Vaiko said.

The alliance has been unable to keep itself together after the elections in May. Just ahead of the polls, Vijayakanth-led Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) and G.K. Vasan’s Tamil Maanila Congress agreed to an electoral arrangement with the PWF, and the six-party front was back to a four-party front after the elections.

Mint had reported in November that fissures have emerged within the PWF

The PWF, which was claiming to bring an alternative to the Dravidan parties, was expected to play spoiler in swaying the votes in the state assembly election in May. But they failed to make a mark as the AIADMK and DMK took a combined 80.5% share of the vote.

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