Stalemate in Puducherry in Cong-DMK seat sharing talks

Last Updated: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 17:18

Puducherry: Stalemate continues between the
ruling Congress and its ally DMK in Puducherry in seat sharing
talks over the 30-member territorial assembly after two rounds
of discussions here.

While Congress maintains that it should be earmarked a few
seats more than what it contested in the last polls the DMK
too has taken a similar stand, according to sources. Congress
had contested 16 seats in the 2006 assembly elections, while
DMK contested 11.
The next round of talks are due to be held in New Delhi
under the guidance of the AICC to finalise the number of seats
Congress would contest and its candidates.

Union Minister V Narayanasamy who is the part of the
Congress committee holding talks with the DMK functionaries said "negotiations with the DMK are on and we will
reach a cordial and happy conclusion shortly".
On the opposition front also no talks had been held between
AIADMK and the N Rangasamy led All India NR Congress (AINRC)
after last week`s meetings between Rangasamy and a two-member
delegation of AIADMK`s high command.


First Published: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 17:18

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