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DMK, Congress ink seat-sharing pact

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Meeting to identify 63 constituencies to be held today

IN BLACK AND WHITE: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi with TNCC president K.V. Thangkabalu after signing the seat-sharing agreement in Chennai on Wednesday. Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers M.K. Alagiri and Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin are in the picture. — Photo: M. Vedhan
IN BLACK AND WHITE: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi with TNCC president K.V. Thangkabalu after signing the seat-sharing agreement in Chennai on Wednesday. Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers M.K. Alagiri and Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin are in the picture. — Photo: M. Vedhan

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M. Karunanidhi and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief K.V. Thangkabalu on Wednesday signed an agreement on sharing of seats, at Anna Arivalayam, DMK headquarters.

The Congress leader told reporters that the agreement for 63 seats was inked on the basis of the talks that the two parties concluded in New Delhi on Tuesday.

The five-member committee of the Congress and also of the DMK would meet on Thursday to identify the 63 constituencies for the party.

According to a TNCC release, the committee, comprising Mr. Thangkabalu, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan, All India Congress Committee spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan and MLA K. Jayakumar, will have a meeting at Sathyamurthy Bhavan, the party headquarters, on Thursday morning.

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