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Updated: March 28, 2011 03:47 IST

DMK-Congress talks collapse, say sources

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi. He had requested the DMK chief to reconsider his decision to quit the UPA Government. File Photo
The Hindu Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi. He had requested the DMK chief to reconsider his decision to quit the UPA Government. File Photo

Talks between DMK and Congress on late Monday appeared to have collapsed on seat sharing issue between the two parties in the Tamil Nadu elections.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s meeting with DMK ministers M K Alagiri and Dayanidhi Maran are understood to have failed to make any headway in the stalemate on the seat sharing issue.

Sources said that the Congress was insistent on contesting 63 seats whereas the DMK was prepared to give 60, twelve more over the number Congress contested in the last elections.

DMK was also not wiling to concede to Congress the choice of seats. Six DMK ministers, who were scheduled to resign from the Union government, may put in their papers on Tuesday.

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