The seat-sharing exercise in the BJP-led alliance gained momentum on Friday with the party leaders holding talks with their counterparts in the DMDK and the PMK.
PMK president G K Mani and other leaders of the party visited the BJP State headquarters here and held the first round of talks with the BJP leaders. The PMK president said the talks would continue and seat-sharing was expected to be finalised on Sunday or Monday.
In the evening, a team of BJP leaders including former State president KN Laksmanan went to the DMDK headquarters and held an hour-long talk with the DMDK seat-sharing committee, but nothing came of it, officially. Sources, however, said both the DMDK and the PMK came forward to make some ‘adjustments’ in the allotment of constituencies among the parties in the BJP-led alliance.
Meanwhile, addressing the meeting of the DMK district secretaries at Anna Arivalayam, party president M Karunanidhi reportedly exp-
ressed confidence about Left parties coming to DMK-led front in the coming days.
In a related development, DK leader K Veeramani appealed to the Left parties to join the DMK-led Front. Also, Manithaneya Makkal Katchi, an ally of the DMK, had invited the Left parties to join the DMK front since it would be their ‘natural alliance’. The CPI and CPM had, on March 6, snapped ties with the AIADMK.