Congress, DMK firm up alliance

Azad added that the Congress' goal was to put a DMK-led government in place.

February 13, 2016 12:43 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 02:09 am IST - Chennai

Senior Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad on Saturday formally announced that the party will fight the Assembly polls in an alliance with the DMK.

"Our main goal is to put in place a government led by the DMK," he said after meeting DMK president M. Karunanidhi at his residence in Chennai.

Mr. Azad said the DMK leadership will identify other potential allies and initiate talks. On whether there would be a coalition government after polls, he said such "small things" do not matter at the moment.

On seat sharing, he said further talks would take place with DMK.

DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin said "Congress has promised full cooperation. Mr. Karunanidhi has already given an invite to DMDK. We are hopeful of a positive response".

Top News Today


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.