Ques: Why did TNTJ support DMK? It is purely because TMMK is in ADMK alliance. Correct?
(A refutation during 2011 state election)
No. Following the history for the past 2 months, we can understand that what you have told is not the real reason.
Initially (During January,2011), TNTJ has announced that TNTJ's support will be provided to any party who provides Muslim reservation of 5% or if ADMK mentions in their election manifesto.
Note that, when TNTJ proclaimed this, TMMK had not formed an alliance with ADMK.
Also note that, as per this proclamation, TNTJ is bound to support any alliance (either DMK or ADMK!!) who provides reservation. If ADMK had mentioned in their manifesto, TNTJ would have supported, that is what been committed.
What has been committed in front of media cannot be denied.
Till last week, ADMK officials met PJ at his office requesting his support.
PJ himself has written a statement of letter, framing the sentence how it should be mentioned in ADMK's manifesto regarding muslim reservation, and had sent to ADMK.
Finally, to everyone's surprise, ADMK did not publish that in their manifesto & later they have called up PJ & told that "Amma" will definitely provide the reservation but the reason we are not committing it in our manifesto is that, we may lose many other caste votes!
PJ did not accept this.
If you are hesitating to even commit in your manifesto, it means you will hesitate to bring to power too. This is what PJ's stand is.
But, when we checked DMK's manifesto, Karunanidhi has mentioned the same in his manifesto.
Comparing the both, DMK is far better at this stage.
Note that, Karunanidhi had not thought of losing other caste votes unlike how Jaya has thought.
This is the reason.
Understand that, till the eleventh hour, both the parties were at equal distances from TNTJ..
TMMK's alliance with ADMK is not at all a bother to TNTJ.
Even by supporting ADMK, TNTJ can oppose TMMK alone, in their particular constituencies.
So, the reason is not what you told, but what I have mentioned above.