TN polls: DMK offers Congress 25 Meeting seats, Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Sunday allotted 25 Meeting seats and the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha constituency to the Congress, after days of negotiations between the allies forward of the Tamil Nadu Meeting elections. A proper pact was signed by DMK chief M Okay Stalin and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief Okay S Alagiri on the DMK’s headquarters in Chennai, ‘Anna Arivalayam’, on Sunday.

Alagiri mentioned the DMK and Congress would work to uphold secularism, whereas senior chief Dinesh Gundu, additionally Congress’s Tamil Nadu in-charge, mentioned the alliance would sweep the April 6 polls.

“As soon as we signal an settlement, now we have to be glad as a result of this has been performed after quite a lot of deliberations. Our solely intention is now to see that the secular entrance wins… The time for being glad or dissatisfied is over. Now we’re within the battlefield. We now have to tackle our opponents,” Rao was quoted as saying by information company PTI.

Rao additionally mentioned the battle in opposition to the BJP was not confined to ideology alone, however prolonged to “saving democracy” from its clutches, report PTI. “It is a very harmful state of affairs the nation is dealing with,” he mentioned.

The Kanyakumari bypoll has been necessitated following the demise of H Vasanthakumar on account of Covid-19 final yr.

Tamil Nadu, which has 234 Meeting seats, goes to polls in a single section on April 6. The outcomes will probably be declared on Could 2.

Thus far, the DMK has allotted 48 seats to its allies — 25 to Congress, six every to Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and CPI, three to the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and two to Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK).

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