Congress to contest on 41 seats in Tamil Nadu
Chennai: The Congress Party would be contesting on 41 seats in coming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.
"Congress will be contesting on 41 seats in the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. I am sure that under the leadership of Karunanidhi ji, we will be able to form the government in Tamil Nadu," senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told the media here.
The decision came after senior Congress leader Azad met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi here today for seat-sharing. The DMK had walked out of the UPA alliance in 2013, after joining hands for 2004 Lok Sabha polls.
Both the parties however, revived the alliance on February 13, with Azad, the incharge of Congress affairs in Tamil Nadu, holding the first round of seat-sharing talks with Karunanidhi on March 25, 2016 in Chennai.
Tamil Nadu will vote in a single phase on May 16 while the results will be announced on May 19. Tamil Nadu has 234 assembly seats. In the 2011 assembly elections, AIADMK had won 150, DMDK-29, DMK-23, CPM-10, CPI-9 and others-13 seats respectively.