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Updated: February 16, 2011 18:56 IST

AIADMK allots seats to RPI, Puthiya Tamizhagam

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AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa and PT leader K. Krishnasamy after signing seat-sharing agreement in Chennai on Tuesday. Photo: Special Arrangement
AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa and PT leader K. Krishnasamy after signing seat-sharing agreement in Chennai on Tuesday. Photo: Special Arrangement

The AIADMK on Tuesday concluded seat-sharing agreements with the Puthiya Tamizhagam and the Republican Party of India.

While the PT led by K. Krishnasamy has been allotted two seats, the RPI headed by C.K. Tamilarasan will contest one seat.

Dr. Krishnasamy met AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence and signed the agreement. Similarly, Mr. Tamilarasan entered into an agreement with Ms. Jayalalithaa.

According to sources, representatives of the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK), another ally of the AIADMK, is likely to meet Ms. Jayalalithaa in a couple of days.

There is no clear indication of a possible meeting with Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam leader Vijayakant though the party is expected to enter the fray as part of the AIADMK alliance.

The actor-turned-politician has gone to Madurai and will return to Chennai on Wednesday.

The leaders of the Left parties also said they had not yet received any communication from the AIADMK leadership for direct talks. Leaders of these parties had held discussions with second-rung leaders of the AIADMK.

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