PMK- BJP partnership rocked, former may leave alliance

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PMK likely to leave BJP?
Chennai, Mar 17: PMK, one of the allies of the BJP in Tamil Nadu has given strong indications that it may leave the BJP-led NDA alliance.

The reason for spilt between the PMK and the BJP is said likely after the parties could not agree on the number of seats being shared.

Party sources said that functionaries from districts considered Vanniyar strongholds like Salem are pressurising the top leadership to get such seats for the party or walk out if that was not possible.

The PMK chief introduced his son, former union health minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss (Dharmapuri), Attur Shanmugam (Kallakurichi), R Arul (Salem), and Ehiroli Manian (Thiruvannamalai) to the elecotrate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Though there is no official announcement from the BJP, but S Ramadoss said at a public meeting that 'a lion willl not bargain with foxes.' Reports had suggeted that Ramadoss was upset with the way the BJP handled the seat sharing issue.

With PTI inputs

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