DMK to contest in 170 seats

DMK has almost completed the seat-sharing talks with all its allies allotting 6 seats for CPM on Monday. The party also allotted a seat each to Tamizhaga Valvurimai Katchi led by Velmurugan, R Athiyaman’s Athi Tamizhar Peravai and K Murugavel’s Makkal Viduthalai Katchi.

All three parties would contest on DMK’s Rising Sun symbol like Vaiko’s MDMK.
DMK had already allotted 6 seats each to VCK, CPI, MDMK and 3 seats to IUML and 2 to MMK.

Having restricted the four erstwhile PWA (People’s Welfare Alliance) parties to 24 seats, including the 6 MDMK seats to be contested, and rest within 54 seats, the DMK has over 170 seats in its kitty.

The DMK’s “Rising Sun” could be in the poll fray in over 180 seats in the April 6 election, a target the party had set months ahead of the election. Earlier, CPM state secretary K Balakrishnan, who signed the pact with DMK president MK Stalin, said that they settled for the six seats to defeat the communal BJP from gaining a foothold in Tamil Nadu.