TNA Parliamentarian S. Sridharan said that while a decision has not been taken yet on the Chief Ministerial candidate, most ITAK members prefer Senathirajah.
ITAK is the main alliance member of the TNA and Senathirajah was the initial choice of the TNA at the last Northern Provincial Council elections.
However the TNA eventually decided to nominate C.V Wigneswaran who later won the elections and was made Chief Minister.
A deep rift has since emerged between Wigneswaran and the TNA and as a result the TNA will not back Wigneswaran for re-election. (Colombo Gazette)