Panel to soon discuss seat sharing with DMK: Congress

According to Tamil Nadu Congress chief KV Thankabalu, Congress president Sonia Gandhi will announce the panel in two or three days.

Chennai: The Congress will soon announce a panel to negotiate seat sharing with its ally DMK for the ensuing Tamil Nadu assembly elections, a senior party leader said on Sunday.
"Congress president Sonia Gandhi would announce the panel in two or three days," Tamil Nadu Congress chief KV Thankabalu told reporters in Chennai.

DMK president M.Karunanidhi, after meeting Gandhi in New Delhi recently, had told reporters that both parties would form a committee to discuss issues like sharing of seats and the constituencies to be allotted to each party.

The DMK has already set up its panel.

Meanwhile, popular comedian S Ve Shekhar, who was elected to the assembly on an AIADMK ticket, formally joined the Congress.