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MMK joins hands with DMK to fight Tamil Nadu Assembly polls

Manithaneya Makkal Katchi Today Joined The DMK-led Front To Fight The May 16 Assembly Election In Tamil Nadu Which Already Has Congress And Indian Union Muslim League On Board.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Mar 2016, 11:30:58 PM


Manithaneya Makkal Katchi today joined the DMK-led front to fight the May 16 Assembly election in Tamil Nadu which already has Congress and Indian Union Muslim League on board.

“We fought 2014 Parliamentary polls only as part of the DMK front, now for the Assembly election too we will be part of the same front,” MMK chief M H Jawahirullah told reporters here after meeting DMK treasurer M K Stalin at his residence.

He also wanted parties like the DMDK and G K Vasan-led Tamil Manila Congress to join the DMK front.

“MMK functionaries expressed their desire to be part of the DMK front and we have happily accepted it, other issues like allocation of seats and (identifying) constituencies will be decided later and announced,” Stalin said.

MMK opened its account in the Assembly with two seats in 2011 after aligning with the AIADMK. It however, switched to the DMK front for the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 and drew a blank.

Meanwhile, Social Democratic Party of India State leaders called on Karunanidhi here and said that they had expressed their desire to be part of the DMK front and expressed hope that the combine would emerge victorious in the election.

Tamil Nadu Congress President EVKS Elangovan, meanwhile, told reporters here that the AICC would announce a panel of functionaries to hold talks with DMK on seat sharing.

He said seat sharing talks would begin with DMK soon after the announcement of the panel. 

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First Published : 19 Mar 2016, 11:22:00 PM