DMK-Cong seat identification talks remain inconclusive

For the second consecutive day, talks between DMK and Congress to identify the 63 constituencies the latter will contest in the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections remained inconclusive on Friday.

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2011, 22:05 PM IST

Chennai: For the second consecutive day,
talks between DMK and Congress to identify the 63
constituencies the latter will contest in the April 13 Tamil
Nadu Assembly elections remained inconclusive on Friday.

The two parties failed to finalise the constituencies and
are scheduled to meet again on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters at the end of the fourth round of
talks, TNCC President KV Thangkabalu asserted that there was
no delay in finalising the constituencies.

"It is a process which has to continue. There is no
delay. We will come back tomorrow morning... We are happy," he
said at the DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam.

He also said there was nothing happening on the other
side, apparently referring to the deadlock persisting in
AIADMK-led combine over allocation of seats to MDMK and Left
parties.

So far, the AIADMK had concluded seat-sharing pact with
actor Vijaykanth-led DMDK allotting 41 seats besides giving a
few seats to some smaller parties.

Under the seat-sharing agreement reached between the two
partners of the UPA on Tuesday, Congress will contest 63 seats
and DMK 121 in the 234 constituencies in Tamil Nadu.

Congress sources had earlier indicated that the present
exercise would be concluded by this evening.

PTI