EC derecognises Vijayakanth’s DMDK

File Photo of DMDK supporters.

File Photo of DMDK supporters.

After getting just 2.4 per cent in the Assembly elections held few days back, Actor Vijayakanth’s DMDK is set to lose its recognition as a State party by the Election Commission of India.

Further the guidelines also make it clear that a party has to get a six percent vote share in the last Parliamentary Polls and return at least one member.

Official of Election Commission said they will issue orders in few days time.

Derecognition by the Commission came after DMDK failed to have at least one member to the Legislative Assembly for every thirty members. Vijaykant’s DMDK didn’t win any seats in the recent Assembly elections.

Adding to the recent debacle, DMDK’s rout in the May 2016 election also contributed to disqualification.

DMDK’s vote share plummeted from 7.88 per cent in 2011 to 2.4 per cent in the 2016 Assembly elections. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls Vijayalanth did not even win a single seat, it registered a vote share of 5.1 per cent.

Founded in 2005, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam made its electoral debut the 2006 Assembly polls with Vijayakant being elected from Vriddachalam.

It started off with eight per cent votes and reached 10.1 per cent 2009. It ensured a 7.88 percent in 2011 when DMDK aligned with Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK.