A deal has been arrived at between DMK and Congress on sharing of seats for the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. The Congress was given 41 seats out of the 234. The Congress had demanded 63 seats, the number allotted to it in 2011. But the DMK offered only 41 seats.
Congress leader and former union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the media that he was confident that DMK president M. Karunanidhi will be able to form a government in the state after the May 16 election. DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin added that the DMK-led alliance was confident of winning the elections “as people want a change”.
The deal between the two parties concluded in the second round of talks. Now the parties in the DMK alliance will have to decide the constituencies each of them will contest.
Earlier, the DMK concluded seat sharing arrangements with three parties -Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the MMK and the SSP. The DMK has allotted five seats each to the two Muslim parties IUML and MMK and one seat to SSP.