Chennai: After hard bargaining over seat
sharing with its key ally Congress, ruling DMK will on March
16 release its list of candidates for the April 13 Tamil Nadu
Party president and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi would
release the candidates list at a press conference here, a DMK
release here said.
The party is to contest 120 seats, after allotting 63
seats to key ally Congress and 30 to PMK among others.
While Karunanidhi had announced last week at the end of
seat sharing discussions with Congress that his party will
contest from 121 seats, he had allotted one seat to
Peruthalaivar Makkal Katchi, a Nadar community outfit, on
Sunday, bringing down his party`s tally by one seat.
The 86-year-old leader would chair a meeting of alliance
party leaders at party headquarters Anna Arivalayam on March
18, while the party would come out with its manifesto the
next day, the release added.