DMK allotted six seats to ally Vidudhalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and signed the deal. The pact was made between DMK president MK Stalin and VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan.
“Even though our party’s high-level committee expressed dissatisfaction over the allocation of six seats, we have taken into consideration the danger posed by Sanathana forces. We do not want the secular votes to fritter away. Our decision was shaped by the far-sightedness and the future of Tamilnadu’s politics,” Thirumavalavan said after signing the deal.
Days ago, the DMK had set apart three seats to the Indian Union Muslim League and two constituencies to Manithaneya Makkal Katchi.
Seat-sharing with Congress, DMDK and Left parties is yet to be finalised by the DMK.
The 234-member Tamil Nadu assembly will have a single-phase polling on 6 April.