Lok Sabha polls: DMK concludes seat-sharing in Tamil Nadu

DMK to contest in 21 seats, Cong in 10 including Puducherry

M.K. Stalin Chief Minister M.K. Stalin | PTI

Days after allotting to Congress nine Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and the only segment in Puducherry, the DMK on Monday named the specific constituencies to be contested by the grand old party, a key ally.

The DMK, which had allotted one constituency to the Vaiko-led MDMK named Tiruchirappalli Lok Sabha segment for it, a constituency currently represented by the Congress party's Su Thirunavukkarasar.

The Congress party will contest from Tiruvallur (Reserved), Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Sivaganga, Tirunelveli, Krishnagiri, Karur, Virudhunagar and Kanniyakumari seats. Of these nine seats, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai and Tirunelveli are currently held by the DMK and other seats were won by Congress in 2019 as an ally of the Dravidian party.

With this, the DMK has completed the exercise of seat allocation and identifying the specific segments to be contested by it and its allies.

The DMK has already allotted Madurai and Dindigul to CPI(M), Nagapattinam and Tiruppur to CPI and the reserved seats of Chidambaram and Villupuram to VCK. The IUML will contest from Ramanathapuram and the Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katch (KMDK) is set to fight from Namakkal on the Rising Sun symbol.

The DMK will be contesting in 21 Lok Sabha seats (22 seats when Namakkal is included as KMDK will contest in DMK symbol) and its allies in the remaining 18 Lok Sabha segments in Tamil Nadu. Congress will field its candidate in Puducherry.

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