Vijayakant-led DMDK opens up to poll pact with BJP in Tamil Nadu

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DMDK warms up to BJP in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, March 7: In one of the major political developments in Tamil Nadu, main opposition in the Assembly DMDK on  opened parleys for a poll pact with BJP.

Ending days of speculation and backroom negotiations, the actor-turned politician Vijayakant-led DMDK today formally announced it has begun talks with the saffron party for an alliance to fight the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in the state which has 39 seats at stake.

"The DMDK has decided to contest the elections in alliance and has begun talks with BJP," a brief party release said.

Though the DMDK did not elaborate on the number of seats it would bargain with BJP and other electoral issues, state BJP unit president Pon Radhakrishnan said, "We are happy DMDK had come out in the open about the talks it is holding with BJP."

With PTI inputs

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