2019 general elections: AIADMK gives BJP five seats to contest from

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and AIADMK have successfully concluded their alliance talks this evening. The BJP would be given 5 seats among the 33 available in Tamilnadu and Puducherry constituencies after the PMK was allotted seven seats.

Announcing the deal, AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam repeated what he said in the morning while concluding the alliance with the PMK: that it will be a “mega alliance” and an “alliance for victory”. He said the BJP will contest from five seats in the 2019 elections as an ally of the AIADMK. But no details were divulged about the constituencies that would be allotted to the national party.