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DMK, Congress forge alliance ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly elections

Senior Congress leader and leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad met DMK president M Karunanidhi at his residence and announced the tie-up

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Publish Date: Feb 13 2016 4:28PM | Updated Date: Feb 13 2016 5:30PM

DMK, Congress forge alliance ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly elections

Congress and DMK on Saturday entered into an alliance to face the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, joining hands after three years. 

 

Senior Congress leader and leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad met DMK president M Karunanidhi at his residence and announced the tie-up with the regional party which he described as “the most dependable partner”.

 

Azad told reporters after meeting the DMK patriarch in Chennai that issues such as seat sharing and being part of the DMK led government were not a priority now and that the main goal was to ensure that DMK comes to power.

 

He said that the election would be fought under the DMK leadership and put on Karunanidhi’s party the responsibility of roping in more constituents into this alliance, including DMDK.