PMK to contest seven Lok Sabha seatsMarch 28th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) The PMK and the AIADMK Saturday formally announced a seat-sharing pact for the Lok Sabha election, with the PMK set to contest six seats in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry.
The decision was taken at a meeting between AIADMK general secretary and former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa and PMK founder leader S. Ramadoss, two days after the PMK quit the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance.
The PMK will also be awarded a Rajya Sabha berth, Jayalalitha told reporters.
Jayalalitha described the AIADMK-led grouping in Tamil Nadu, which also includes Vaiko’s MDMK and the two main communist parties, as “a winning combination”.
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