Chennai: As the state inches closer to the Assembly polls, the DMK led alliance has agreed on six seats for CPM. DMK President MK Stalin and CPM Tamil Nadu General Secretary K Balakrishnan signed the memorandum of understanding at the meeting held Monday morning at DMK headquarters in Anna Arivalayam.
CPM state secretary K Balakrishnan informed that though unhappy with the fewer number of seats, the party agreed to compromise to defeat the BJP-AIADMK alliance and establish a ensure that a secular front comes to power. The other constituents of the secular front, CPI, MDMK and VCK, have six seats each. The Muslim League was allotted three seats.
Meanwhile, Thamimun Ansari-led Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi and Karuna's Mukkulathor Pulipadai, who were earlier in alliance with AIADMK, have announced their support for the DMK. Each of these two allies might be given a seat each.