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Kannan happy over seat allocation to PMC

GREETING THE LEADER: Puduchery Munnetra Congress leader P. Kannan being greeted by partymen in Pondicherry on Saturday on his return from Chennai. Photo:T. Singaravelou   | Photo Credit: Photo:T. Singaravelou



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He thanks Jayalalithaa for her `broad-minded approach' in finalising the seats K. Lakshminarayanan, a Congress legislator, has quit the post of MLA and identified himself totally with the PMC

Pondicherry: Founder of the Puducherry Munnetra Congress (PMC), P. Kannan, today expressed full satisfaction over the allocation of constituencies to his party in the AIADMK-led front in Pondicherry and Karaikal regions for the coming Assembly elections at the talks he had held with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Friday.

Addressing presspersons immediately after his return from Chennai after finalising the constituencies for the parties (AIADMK, PMC, Dalit Panthers and also Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) under the banner of Jananayaga Makkal Koottani at the talks with the AIADMK leader, he said that the front would achieve landslide victory to form the next government in Pondicherry.

In the Jananayaga Makkal Kootani here the AIADMK has got 16 seats while PMC has been allotted 10, the MDMK and DPI two each.

He also announced that K. Lakshminarayanan, a Congress legislator has quit the post of MLA and identified himself totally with the PMC.

Mr.Lakshminarayanan, who was also present at the press conference, had sent in his resignation letter to the Speaker.

Mr Kannan said that another Congress legislator P Rajavelu had also quit the MLA post and joined the PMC.

An Independent member T.Jayamoorthy quit the post of Chairman of Pondicherry government run distilleries. Mr.Jayamoorthy did not however resign the MLA seat.

Symbol

To a question on what symbol would the PMC contest the polls Mr Kannan said that `we have no reservation to contest on two leaves (AIADMK`s) symbol. It is our sentiment and we do not mind doing so, although no final decision is taken.'

Mr.Kannan said that he was grateful to Ms Jayalalithaa for her broad-minded approach, magnanimity and also objective approach in finalising the seats for the constituents of the front led by AIADMK.

He said that he would call on Ms Jayalalithaa again for next course of steps for the elections.

In the Jananayaga Makkal Kootani here the AIADMK has got 16 seats while PMC has been allotted ten, the MDMK and DPI two each.