The DMK has almost concluded all alliance expect for CPM and today allotted 25 seats to ally Congress for next month’s elections in Tamil Nadu.
The Congress party has also been allotted the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat that would go for bypolls following the death of Congress MP Vasanthakumar.
“The DMK and the Congress have sealed seat-sharing deal. The Congress will contest in 25 assembly seats and the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat. Both cadre will now work together. We will win big,” Said Dinesh Gundu Rao, the Congress leader in-charge of Tamil Nadu, told Media .
It is to be noted DMK Congress alliance continued for fourth time in 2021 and earlier during assembly elections it happened in 2006, 2011, and 2016 .
The MK Stalin-led party has also not given assurance on the Rajya Sabha seat, he added .
Mr Rao, who visited DMK headquarters this morning to finalise the seat-sharing deal, said he was confident that the alliance will sweep the state polls.
“BJP by entering into an alliance with AIADMK, its intention is to finish off AIADMK.
They want to kill all opposition parties and have ‘one party-one man rule’ in the country.
Congress, DMK, Left, VCK will sweep these elections,” Mr Rao said after announcing the deal.
According to sources, the Tamil Nadu Congress had asked for at least 30 seats while the DMK said it would only spare 24, leading to a stalemate.
The deal was finalised after the Congress leadership in Delhi got in touch with the DMK’s top leadership in Chennai on Saturday evening, they said.
With little bargaining power in the state, Tamil Nadu Congress chief KS Alagiri had said last week the “ball is the DMK’s court” when it came to seat-sharing for the elections.
In the 2016 assembly polls, the Congress was allotted 41 seats and it had won eight of them.
The DMK, hoping to return to power after being in opposition for 10 years, has allotted six seats to VCK, MDMK AND CPI, three seats to the Indian Union Muslim League and two to Manithaneya Makkal Katchi.
The present talks with the CPM is on ..And party sources said they also may be given 6 seats and DMK would like to contest seats in the range of 186-191 Seats
The party’s decision on the Congress comes a day after its rival AIADMK allotted 20 seats to the BJP.
The Tamil Nadu assembly election will be held in a single phase on April 6 and the counting of votes will be done on May 2.
Tamil Nadu will see a contest mostly between the ruling AIADMK and opposition DMK
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s new party Makkal Needhi Maiam contest as third front also in the fray where he allied with few fringe parties in Tamilnadu ..