Tamil Nadu elections: Congress upset with DMK over seat-sharing

 Tamil Nadu elections: Congress upset with DMK over seat-sharing

DMK chief MK Stalin

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234 Assembly constituencies will go to polls on April 6, 2021. Sources said that Left parties are not happy with MK Stalin-led DMK

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Ahead of Tamil Nadu elections, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress alliance has hit a rough patch, as MK Stalin-headed outfit has refused to give 30 Assembly seats to the grand old party to contest in the upcoming polls, sources told Times Now. The state Congress leaders will be meeting today at party headquarters here and a final decision on whether to remain in the alliance or not is expected to be taken.

Times Now’s Shabbir reported that DMK is in no mood to give more than 18 seats to Congress. The grand old party is miffed with its alliance partner is miffed and has said that the DMK is behaving like an ‘arrogant big brother’. Sources also said that the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) are also unhappy as the DMK has reportedly agreed to allocate only 4-5 seats to the particular parties. The Tamil Nadu Congress leaders will be meeting today and take a decision on whether to continue with the DMK or not. There are reports doing rounds that Congress may approach Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) if it fails to pacify DMK.

When asked to comment on the ongoing reported tussle with the DMK, AICC in-charge of Tamil Nadu, Dinesh Gundu Rao declined to comment on the number of seats demanded by Congress. However he said that the seat-sharing deal has to be fair and based on mutual respect.

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