Chennai: Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad met DMK president M Karunadhi at his residence in Chennai on Monday for seat sharing talks for the May 16 Tamil Nadu Assembly election.
Azad, after meeting the DMK chief Karunanidhi at his residence in Chennai, announced the news to reporters, "Congress will be contesting on 41 seats in the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls."
"I am sure that under the leadership of Karunanidhi ji, we'll be able to form the government in Tamil Nadu," Azad added further.
After joining hands for 2004 Lok Sabha polls, DMK had walked out of the alliance with Congress-led UPA in 2013 over the vexed Sri Lankan Tamils issue. The DMK had then accused the then UPA government in Centre of not handling the Sri Lankan Tamils issue properly.
A Congress delegation led by Azad on February 13 this year met DMK chief Karunanidhi at his residence in Chennai after which it was decided that the two former allies will join hands once again for the Assembly polls, to be held in April-May this year.