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Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls; BJP brings 60 constituent list to AIADMK, you can get 21 | India News


CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam met with Union Interior Minister Amit Shah on Sunday to finalize the BJP seats in the AIADMK alliance for the upcoming assembly elections. The discussion that started around 10 p.m. continued past midnight in a private hotel in the city after Shah returned from his campaign in Karaikal in the Union territory of Puducherry and Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.
AIADMK sources said that the ruling camp conveyed to the BJP delegation, headed by state President L Murugan, who visited EPS and OPS on Saturday morning, that it would be possible to offer 21 seats to the national party, as the PMK wanted be the oldest. the majority of partners. “Talks can be completed with the BJP tonight. The AIADMK leadership is interested in finalizing the seats in one or two days with other allies, ”said a party source.
BJP National Secretary General BL Santosh Murugan, as well as senior party officials and AIADMK’s sole MP, P Raveendranath Kumar, were present.
The BJP has a list of 60 electoral districts in which it obtained a “remarkable” number of votes in elections in the past. The party is negotiating for a number higher than that of the PMK. The AIADMK had sealed an electoral pact with PMK on Saturday by offering 23 seats, a day after passing the bill for the exclusive vanniyar quota within the MBC reservation.
The AIADMK wants to contest between 170 and 180 seats to obtain a majority by itself to form the government, a historic third consecutive victory.
‘BJP has gained strength in status’
The ABJP central committee member said: “The BJP has gained traction in recent years, but the AIADMK leadership says that our party does not even have agents at the booth level in certain constituencies. Amit Shah told the party’s central committee in Villupuram on Sunday to increase your public visibility, work at the grassroots level and get along with electoral partners. ”
Meanwhile, a three-member team from the DMDK, including Presidium President V Elangovan, Propaganda Secretary Alagapuram R Mohanraj and Undersecretary B Parthasarathy held talks with Ministers P Thangamani and SP Velumani. The ministers had visited the DMDK leader, Vijayakanth, at the latter’s residence on Saturday night. On Saturday, DMK treasurer Premalatha during her meeting with party members in Kallakurichi said: “Even if we counted alone, we would get more than 10% of the shared votes. But the Captain (Vijayakanth) aims for an alliance to win. ”

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