DMDK scales down its demand to 23 seats
The ruling AIADMK on Saturday resumed seat sharing talks with the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) after a gap of several days.
Leaders of the two parties expressed confidence that a deal would be worked out soon.
The AIADMK’s deputy coordinator K. P. Munusamy refused to be drawn into the number of seats to be earmarked for the DMDK. “This has to be decided by the party leadership,” he said.
The DMDK’s deputy general secretary B. Parthasarathi said his party had scaled down its original demand of 41 seats to 25 seats to 23 seats now. The AIADMK had assured his party that one Rajya Sabha seat would be offered, he said.
So far, the AIADMK allotted 23 seats to the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and 20 seats to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Mr Munusamy also stated that yet another round of talks with the PMK was held during the day for the identification of constituencies.
Asked whether the agreements with all allies for seat sharing and allocation of constituencies would be signed on Monday, the AIADMK functionary replied: “everything should be over shortly.”
You have reached your limit for free articles this month.
Subscription Benefits Include
Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day’s newspaper in one easy-to-read list.
Enjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations.
A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes.
Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly.
A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences.
We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day.
Support Quality Journalism.
*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper, crossword and print.
A letter from the Editor
Your support for our journalism is invaluable. It’s a support for truth and fairness in journalism. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings.
The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler.
We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.