Seat allocation in DMK-Cong alliance creates unrest

Seat allocation in DMK-Cong alliance creates unrest

The Opposition DMK’s seat allocation to the Congress for Tamil Nadu polls evoked protest among leaders of both parties with many “prospective” candidates threatening to contest independently.

Both the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Congress cadres took to the streets on Saturday in several districts protesting against the party high command for not heeding to their request to allocate the required constituencies respectively.

Congress senior leader Jothimani Sennimalai in Karur district demanded Aravakuruchi constituency and started her poll campaign few months ago. However, the DMK’s decision to field its candidate in that constituency irked Jothimani and her supporters.

Though she was asked to contest in her native Karur district, Jothimani declined the offer and threatened the Congress high command that she would contest as an independent candidate at Aravakuruchi if the party does not officially allow to file nomination there.

“I am not moving out of Aravakuruchi at any cost. We are continuing our campaign as usual,” Jothimani said on Saturday.

Jothimani’s supporters also launched social media campaign to support their leader. Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president E V K S Elangovan said that though his party demanded Aravakuruchi seat, the DMK had rejected it.

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