DMK allots 2 seats each to MDMK, VCK, CPI

The main opposition party in Tamil Nadu, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, today allotted two seats each to its alliance partners- MDMK, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and Communist Party of India- for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections

The DMK alloted two seats to its other alliance partner- Communist Party of India. Speaking to reporters, VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan said, “In the upcoming elections, VCK will be be contesting from two seats.”

Sources said that while the VCK chief will be standing from Chidambaram, a seat he has traditionally contested, the other seat is still up for discussion.

He contested the 2016 State elections from Kattumannar Koil but lost to the AIADMK candidate Murugamaran. With 2019 general elections nearing, there is a flurry of activity in party offices to stitch up alliances before the announcement of the poll dates.

Meanwhile, the CPI delegation at the DMK headquarters was represented by senior leaders including party state secretary R Mutharasan.

The CPI(M) and MDMK leaders are expected to meet the DMK leaders in the evening to finalise the seat-sharing agreement.

Thirumavalavan said his party had not taken any decision on the DMK’s “request to contest on its ‘Rising Sun’ symbol.”
“The DMK leaders suggested the idea. But we have to take a legal opinion before taking a decision since we are registered political party,” he said.

Meanwhile, DMK Rajya Sabha MP and women’s wing secretary Kanimozhi Karunanidhi will contest and win the general elections from Thoothukudi constituency and she will be made Deputy Prime Minister of India, said Tiruchendur MLA Anitha S Radhakrishnan today.