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Deadlock continues in Left, AIADMK talks

Posted by on March 12, 2011 0 Comment

Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu’s main opposition the AIADMK has still not finalised seat sharing agreements with its two Left allies for the April 13 assembly polls.Speaking to IANS, the state secretary of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said Saturday: “The party’s state committee has authorised the party’s state secretariat to continue talks with the AIADMK. And the talks would continue.”

According to him, the party has sought 18 seats while the AIADMK has offered 11 seats in the 234-member house.

As a part of DMK’s alliance, the CPI-M had contested in 13 seats in 2006.

According to an official of Communist Party of India (CPI), there is no progress in the talks with AIADMK on sharing of seats.

Till date, AIADMK has finalised deals for 52 seats with eight parties, allotting 41 to DMDK, two each to the PT and the SMK, three to the MNMK and one each to the Republican Party of India, the All India Forward Bloc and the AIMMK.

AIADMK is also yet to finalise a seat sharing pact with its long time ally MDMK, led by Vaiko.

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