AIADMK seals poll pact with BJP, gives Kanyakumari LS seat; 20 assembly segmentsPTI | Chennai | Updated: 06-03-2021 10:37 IST | Created: 06-03-2021 09:45 IST
An AIADMK release pledged its full support to the candidates of the BJP in the polls and the pact was signed by O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami from the ruling party side and the saffron party's national general secretary, C T Ravi and state unit chief L Murugan.
Out of the 234 assembly seats, the AIADMK is keen to contest from at least 170 seats including 134 it won during the 2016 polls, sources said.
The negotiations on seat-sharing, initiated in a meeting between BJP top leader Amit Shah and AIADMK's Palaniswami and Panneerselvam here were taken forward by Ravi, and poll in-charge for Tamil Nadu, G Kishan Reddy with the leadership of the state's ruling party.
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