CHENNAI: The DMK today constituted a four-member committee to hold talks on seat-sharing with alliance parties. For the current Assembly elections, DMK is the first party to form committee for seat-sharing. The committee has been constituted after a meeting chaired by party president M Karunanidhi.
The committee will be comprised of senior leaders of the DMK - MK Stalin, treasurer, Durai Murugan, principal secretary, I Periyasamy, deputy general secretary and organising secretary RS Bharathi. A few days ago, the party had completed interviewing 4,000 aspirants who had sought party ticket to contest the elections.
On March 12, Stalin had said that the decision of DMDK founder Vijaykant to go it alone in the Assembly elections would not affect the winning prospects of the DMK. Following this, the party has decided to expedite other works like finalising the election manifesto and the list of candidates. As part of this exercise, the DMK today formed the committee for holding talks on seat-sharing.
Already, the DMK has Congress and IUML in its camp. The Puthiya Thamizhagam which has been expressing solidarity with the DMK is yet to announce its official stand. The DMK is trying to rope in some more smaller parties to face the elections.