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Here Is The Final Seat-sharing Of UPA Alliance In Tamil Nadu And Puducherry For Lok Sabha Polls

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • UPA alliance in Tamil Nadu has been finalised for Lok Sabha polls in 2019
  • On Tuesday, UPA's key partner in the coalition, DMK chief MK Stalin spoke about the seat-sharing for the 40 seats for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the Lok Sabha elections between his party and alliances

UPA alliance in Tamil Nadu has been finalised for Lok Sabha polls in 2019. 

On Tuesday, UPA's key partner in the coalition, DMK chief MK Stalin spoke about the seat-sharing for the 40 seats for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the Lok Sabha elections between his party and alliances. 

He announced, " We have allocated 10 seats to our alliance partner Congress and other 10 have been given to our other alliance partners. The DMK will contest on the remaining 20 seats. On 7th March, we will begin the identification of the seats for both DMK and alliance partners." 

His party has been in rounds of talks with potential allies for months.

Here is the break-up of the 40 seats in the state and the union territory.

DMK alliance in Tamil Nadu for upcoming Lok Sabha elections is been sealed:

  • DMK - 20 
  • Congress- 10 
  • CPI (M)- 2
  • CPI- 2
  • VCK - 2 (most likely to contest under DMK symbol)
  • IUML - 1
  • KDMK - 1 (DMK symbol)
  • IJK - 1 (DMK symbol) 
  • MDMK- 1 Lok Sabha ( and 1 Rajya Sabha)

 

Apart from Congress, DMK had recently forged an alliance with CPI and VCK and as of Tuesday, sources said that they also allied with MDMK.

READ | CPI wades into DMK-Congress Lok Sabha 2019 polls alliance in Tamil Nadu; here's the seat-sharing

Sources said that Vaiko's MDMK party would contest in one Lok Sabha seat and will get one Rajya Sabha seat in the DMK alliance. 

The CPI and DMK officially formed the alliance for the Lok Sabha 2019 polls in Tamil Nadu on Monday. 

The CPI's state secretary R Mutharasan and DMK President MK Stalin signed the seat sharing agreement on two constituencies in the state, ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

DMK which has been in talks with several parties had formed an alliance with Congress on February 20, where it had promised 10 seats for the party. MK Stalin proposed Rahul Gandhi's name as the next PM in 2018 even before the alliance between Congress and DMK was confirmed.

READ | 'DMK To Contest 20 Seats In Tamil Nadu And Puducherry, Congress From 10', Says Stalin, Leaving 5 Out Of 40 Up For Grabs Before 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

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