KMDK to contest from 72 constituencies

Seats are spread over 13 districts

Updated - September 30, 2023 12:14 pm IST

Published - April 14, 2016 12:00 am IST - ERODE:

The Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi (KMDK) on Wednesday announced its decision to go it alone and contest in 72 constituencies spread over 13 districts.

“There is no disappointment over not being invited by major parties for seat-sharing. Nor has KMDK approached any party so far for a tie-up,” the party’s State Secretary E.R. Eashwaran told media persons after a party meeting here.

The KMDK was confident of retaining its traditional vote base, he said, but indicated the party had not closed the door on an alliance.

Though the western districts account for 40 per cent of the State’s revenues, successive governments had neglected the region.

With leaders from the region, irrespective of their political affiliation, failing to bring developmental schemes to the region, the KMDK was keen on ensuring growth, he said.

Manifesto released

Earlier, releasing the party manifesto and announcing candidates for 21 constituencies, Mr. Eashwaran said the KMDK would play a decisive role in the formation of the next government given the multi-cornered contest. “No party will have a majority. The KMDK will decide on the further course of action post elections,” Mr. Eashwaran said.

‘There is no disappointment over not being invited by parties for seat-sharing’

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