Chennai: Actor politician Kamal Haasan-led Makkal Needhi Maiam has finalised a seat sharing pact with two of its allies Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi (IJK) and All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi (AISMK) for the April 6 Assembly polls. The front will now be actively commencing campaigning in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections on April 6.
According to the understanding reached late last night, MNM is set to contest from 154 segments out of the 234 constituencies, while AISMK and IJK would contest from 40 seats each
MNM inked an agreement with actor-politician Sarathkumar's All India Samathuva Makhal Katchi and Indiya Jananayaka Katchi to jointly fight the polls.
The primary goal was to contest polls in alliance with a "promise for change and emerge victorious to form the government," the agreement said.
The parties have committed to the common goal of transforming Tamil Nadu by fulfilling the long pending aspirations of the people, the pact said
T.R. Paarivendhar, MP from Perambalur constituency and Chairman of IJK told, "Yes, we have finalised the seat sharing with the MNM and are contesting in 40 Assembly seats of Tamil Nadu. Our alliance is a formidable one and we will try and capture power in the state."
MNM leader Kamal Haasan has already accused both the AIADMK and DMK of having copied and plagiarised from his vision document especially the 1,000 rupee monthly amount for homemakers which he had promised.
R. Velmurugan, a senior leader of the MNM told, "The first round we have won. Both the DMK and AIADMK have profusely copied from the vision document that we had presented in February 2020. This means that we know the pulse of the people and formulate plans and programmes according to the needs of the people. We will now be explaining on this across Tamil Nadu and create awareness among the people on what all we can do and how our opponents are copying even from our vision document."
With the MNM being a new entity and IJK having won the Lok Sabha seat on the symbol of rising son, and Sharath Kumar's party yet to prove its credentials, even after tall claims by the MNM and IJK leaders, it has to be seen as to how much votes the front will garner in the April 6 elections.
(with inputs from different agencies)