DMK-Congress deal finalised

The main opposition party in Tamil Nadu Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Congress, after multiple rounds of negotiations, have finally reached an alliance arrangement for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking to the media in Delhi, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K S Alagiri said they have almost concluded the talks and the poll pact will be signed on Wednesday. "We have already announced about our alliance. We will make a final announcement in Chennai tomorrow," he said on Tuesday. It is learnt that the poll pact would be signed by DMK president M K Stalin and Alagiri in Chennai on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Stalin came down heavily on the AIADMK - PMK alliance. He recalled that PMK founder S Ramadoss had come out with a book on the "corrupt activities" of AIADMK leaders including late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and now his party has joined hands with the same AIADMK. He asked whether the PMK founder is not ashamed to enter into an electoral alliance with the AIADMK after dubbing it as corrupt.

"Not only seven LS seat and a RS seat, there is more behind it and will soon come to light," Stalin said. He added that the fact that Dr Ramadoss has aligned with the AIADMK only showed that he has no care for the people or the country and only cared about the money.