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TN Assembly polls: Congress-DMK hold talks to identify constituencies

PTI Chennai | Updated on March 10, 2011 Published on March 10, 2011

After sealing the seat-sharing deal, the DMK and Congress have set in motion the process of identifying the constituencies where the two key UPA partners would contest in the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

“The first round of talks has begun,” the Congress state unit President, Mr K.V. Thankgabalu, told reporters here today after a 45-minute meeting at the DMK party headquarters.

Describing the talks as “cordial”, Mr Thankgabalu said he hope that the identification of constituencies would be finalised later in the day.

The five-member Congress Election Panel Committee, including the Union Home Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, and the party spokesperson, Ms Jayanthi Natarajan, held the talks with the DMK chief and Chief Minister, Mr M. Karunanidhi.

The DMK and Congress on Tuesday finalised a seat-sharing agreement, under which Congress will contest 63 seats and DMK 121.

Published on March 10, 2011
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