Tamil Nadu’s main opposition AIADMK on Sunday concluded a seat-sharing agreement with the MNMK, a party supported by Muslims, for the ensuing assembly polls and also held talks with the Communist Party of India (CPI) on the issue. AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa met MNMK’s M H Jawahirullah at her residence and signed the deal allotting three seats to the party.
With this agreement, the AIADMK has inked pacts for seven seats with four parties.
The other three parties are the PT, the AIMMK and the Republican Party of India (RPI).
The AIADMK would share two seats with the PT and one each with the RPI and the AIMMK.
According to MNMK leaders, the party will contest under its own symbol as it was registered with the Election Commission of India.
While the PT and the RPI have the Dalit backing, the MNMK is backed by Muslims and the AIMMK has the support of the Thevar community.
The Naadalum Makkal Katchi promoted by actor-turned-politician Karthik – a Thevar- has announced support to the AIADMK.