DMK, Cong to hold seat-sharing talks on Sunday

The crucial seat-sharing talks between DMK and Cong for TN assembly polls would be held Sunday.

Updated: Feb 19, 2011, 17:14 PM IST

Chennai: The crucial seat-sharing talks between
DMK and Congress for the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, due in
May, would be held here on Sunday, TNCC president KV Thankgabalu
said on Saturday.

The five-member panel in each party set up for this purpose
would meet at DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam, Thagkabalu
said in a statement here.

The talks comes after the ruling DMK clinched its first poll
deal with PMK yesterday,where the latter was allotted 31
seats.

The Congress panel comprises of Union Ministers P
Chidambaram and GK Vasan besides Thangabalu,party spokesperson
Jayanthi Natarajan and K Jayakumar MLA.

The DMK panel will be represented by Deputy Chief Minister
M K Stalin, Ministers Arcot N Veeraswamy, Durai Murugan, K
Ponmudi and Lok Sabha MP TR Baalu.

Congress had recently held its consultative meeting with its
elected representatives and other senior members, who had felt
that the party should demand around 70 seats from the DMK.

Congress extends its crucial 34-MLAs support for the
DMK (99 MLAs) in the 234-member assembly.

PTI