Tamil Maanila Cong joins DMDK-PWF combine
G K Vasan-led Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) on Saturday joined the DMDK-PWF combine for the May 16 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, leading to the emergence of a new rainbow coalition under DMDK founder and its Chief Ministerial candidate Vijayakant.
Eventually, DMDK sacrificed 20 of the 124 seats allocated to it earlier, to be distributed among TMC and PWF members.
DMDK will now be in fray in 104 seats while Vaiko-led MDMK will contest 29 seats, according to the revised seat-sharing understanding arrived at today.
Disclosing the seat-sharing pact, MDMK founder and PWF Coordinator Vaiko said TMC has been alloted 29 seats while CPI (M), CPI and VCK will fight from 25 segments each.
On March 23, People’s Welfare Front (PWF) had clinched a poll pact with DMDK, announcing Vijayakant as the combine’s Chief Ministerial candidate. 124 of the total 234 Assembly seats were then allotted to the actor-politician’s party.