TN Polls : Karunanidhi Offers 33 Seats to Congress

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Chennai : It would seem that the DMK and Congress are on the very edge of striking an dealas to seat-partaking in the up and coming Tamil Nadu polls.

A report in The New Indian Express cited sources as saying that Congress could get in regards to 33 seats to challenge in the TN assembly polls in May.

Reportedly, Congress would get one seat in every district and one in Chennai as well. The deal has been conveyed to TNCC president E V K S Elangovan who headed to New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss this with senior members of his party. Former TNCC president K V Thangkabalu has accompanied Elangovan on the trip to Delhi.

On Tuesday, the eight member seat-sharing committee of the Congress held discussions on the next round of talks with DMK reports the daily. Reportedly, Congress will sign the deal the day after Elangovan discusses the matter with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

As was widely reported, a week back, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mukul Wasnik had come to meet DMK president M Karunanidhi and others in Chennai. The Congress’ demand then was reported to be 63 seats.

This was the number they had contested in the 2011 polls. But the DMK started to negotiate citing the split in the Congress in Tamil Nadu. G K Vasan started the Tamil Maanila Congress after breaking away from the Congress. The daily reported that DMK started with an offer of 15 seats and now seems to have reached 33.