Forging alliances in Tamil Nadu seems to be the mantra of the political parties. The main opposition party in Tamil Nadu , DMK, have struck deal with Congress in Tamil Nadu for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 . The two parties also reached a consensus on the number of seats to contest . This alliance comes days after the AIADMK inked a pre-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party
The Congress party would contest nine Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and the lone parliament seat in Puducherry, said DMK president M.K. Stalin at party headquarters Anna Arivalayam in Chennai.
The constituencies to be given to Congress will be decided in due course of time after holding talks with alliance partners, said Stalin. Congress general secretary in-charge of Tamil Nadu Mukul Wasnik, TNCC chief K.S. Alagiri and other senior leaders were also present.
There are 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry. In 2014 polls, neither the DMK which had led a four-party alliance, nor the Congress, which contested the polls alone, managed to win a single seat.