The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam today signed seat sharing deal with Dr Krishnasamy's Puthiya Tamizhagam, alloting one seat to it. AIADMK's coordinator and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam inked the pact with Krishnaswamy in Chennai. Talking to reporters, Panneerselvam said one constituency has been alloted to Puthiya Tamizhagm, which would support AIADMK's candidates in the by-election to be held to 21 Assembly constituencies.
Panneerselvam and Krishnasamy said both the parties have agreed to face the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry together. It is to be noted that the AIADMK got similar assurances from the PMK and the BJP already, after giving seven and five seats to those parties, respectively. Panneerselvam also said that talks are going on with Vijayakanth-led DMDK and said AIADMK would sign seat sharing deal with that party in a day or two.
"Talks are on with the DMDK...the talks are held in a cordial manner," he said and added that the talks would be concluded and a good and happy decision would be announced in one or two days. Recently, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami constituted a Committee, headed by Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department Additional Chief Secretary Hans Raj Verma, to go into the long pending demand of including the six sub-castes of Adi Dravidar into the Devendrakula Vellalar community.