DMK allots 5 seats to IUML for TN assembly polls

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Chennai, March 24: Clinching its first seat-sharing deal with an alliance party, DMK on Wednesday,March 24 allocated five seats to Indian Union Muslim League for the May 16 Assembly polls.

The deal was struck following talks between the two sides, with the DMK side being led by its Treasurer M K Stalin which held discussions with the Khader Mohideen-led IUML.

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"It has been decided that IUML will contest from five seats. The constituencies (it will fight from) will be announced later after having discussions with other alliance parties," the agreement, signed by DMK President M Karunanidhi and Mohideen said.

The IUML, which was a constituent of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)-led front in 2011, had contested three seats in the 2011 Assembly polls.

Congress, the other ally in the coalition, is yet to begin the seat-sharing talks.

PTI

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