Come this afternoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mega electoraal meeting with the alliance partners of BJP at Vandalur. He will kickstart the campaign for general elections. security has been beefed up and party cadres of BJP, AIADMK, PMK, Puthiya Thamizhagam, New Justice Party and NR Congress are expected to attend in large numbers. DMDK's Vijayakanth is closetted in a meeting to take a final call on whether to join the BJP-AIADMK alliance or go it alone in the elections.
The DMK, on the other hand, had maintained that they would contest from at least 25 seats. However, on Tuesday, as talks concluded, it became clear that the party will be contesting only from 20 seats in Tamil Nadu. The 40 seats including the lone seat in Puducherry has been divided among its eight allies - Congress (10), CPI (2), CPI (M) (2), VCK (2), MDMK (1), IUML (1), KMDK (1) and IJK (1). sources suggest that the final candidates in both the alliance will be decided by next week.