Tamil Nadu assembly poll: DMK offers 33 seats to Congress

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Chennai, March 30: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday, March 30, offered 33 seats to its ally Congress.

According to reports, on Tuesday, March 29, TNCC president E V K S Elangovan alongwith Former TNCC president K V Thangkabalu, visited Delhi to discuss and to convey the seat-sharing details to the senior members of the Congress party.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad meeting with DMK Chief M Karunanidhi at his residence in Chennai on Friday. DMK treasurer MK Stalin, Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, TN Congress chief E V K S Elangovan and others are also seen.

The deal will be reportedly finalised once it is discussed with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi. [Congress-DMK combine an 'alliance of Corruption': Tamilisai]

Last week, Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mukul Wasnik had met DMK Chief M Karunanidhi. Congress had demanded 63 seats to contest, the same number on which they contested in 2011, after a hard bargain.

Earlier, DMK was willing to offer only 15 seats to Congress, but has now agreed to offer 33 seats to Congress.

But Congress is still negotiating with DMK for more seats, as DMDK did not form alliance with DMK-Congress.

DMK is expecting a couple of more parties to join its front to fight the next month's Tamil Nadu assembly polls.

The DMK came out of the Congress-led central government in 2013, accusing New Delhi of not handling the Sri Lanka crisis well. The two parties fought the 2014 Lok Sabha elections separately in Tamil Nadu but drew a blank.

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