Tamil Nadu polls 2016: PWF-DMDK-TMC alliance finalises seats

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Chennai, April 9: The People's Welfare Front (PWF), which is claiming itself to be the third alternative in the May 16 Tamil Nadu Assembly election, finalised its seats on Saturday. [After DMDK, TMC also joins PWF]

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While Vijaykanth-led DMDK will contest in 104 seats, Vaiko's MDMK will contest in 29 seats. Former Union minister GK Vasan's Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC), which joined the alliance on Saturday itself, will fight in 26 seats. Three other constituents of the alliance---the VCK, CPI and CPI(M) will contest in 25 seats each.

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The Tamil Nadu Asembly has 234 seats.

The DMDK will contest in 104 seats, MDMK in 29, TMC in 26 and the rest in 25

Vijaykanth, who joined the PWF alliance last month, is its chief ministerial candidate. The DMDK was earlier set to contest in 124 seats but reduced the number after the TMC joined. The TMC refused to go with the AIADMK after initial talks as the latter wanted it to contest on the two-leaves symbol.

Earlier on Saturday, Tamil Nadu Congress chief EVKS Elangovan urged the TMC to merge with the Congress again.

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