PMK to join DMK-Congress combine for assembly polls: Karuna

Arriving here on a three-day visit, Karunanidhi said he will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi tomorrow to discuss the seat-sharing arrangement between the two parties.

"I am here for election (related) talks. I will be meeting the Prime Minister, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and discuss about the seat-sharing formula," he told reporters at the Tamil Nadu House here.

The two parties had earlier this month reaffirmed their commitment to continue their alliance for the assembly polls too.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said he would discuss the number of seats to be contested by the Congress in the Assembly elections, which are due in May.

"I will discuss with them the number of seats to be contested by the two parties and also what are the seats…," he said.When asked whether the talks would be concluded during his stay in Delhi, he said, "I cannot say that."

Karunanidhi said PMK led by S Ramadoss, which fought the 2009 Lok Sabha elections along with the Opposition AIADMK, will be part of the DMK-Congress combine during the assembly polls.

"Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), PMK and Muslim League will be part of the alliance," he said when asked whether there will be any other parties in the alliance.This is the first time that the DMK has come out in the public to say that PMK will be part of its alliance though there were talks between the two parties on the issue

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