Chennai: The DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance has announced the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies from where the party and its allies will contest. The DMK has retained all the seats in the city for the April 18 election.
The Congress, which has already been allotted the Puducherry seat during the seat-sharing pact, has been given Tiruvallur, Krishnagiri, Arani, Karur, Tiruchy, Sivaganga, Theni, Virudh-unagar, Kanyakumari and Puducherry. Next to the DMK, the Congress has been allocated a lion share of ten seats.
Releasing the list of constituencies in the presence of coalition leaders, at the party headquarters – Anna Arivalayam, here, on Friday, DMK president M.K. Stalin reiterated that Vaiko’s MDMK would be given a Rajya Sabha seat as and when the biennial elections are notified.
The DMK would field candidates for 20 constituencies including three seats in Chennai: South, North and Central, Sriperumbudur, Kancheepuram (SC), Kallakurichi, Arakonam, Cuddalore, Tiruvannamalai and Vellore in northern Tamil Nadu. In the western region, the party would enter the fray in Dharmapuri, Salem, Nilgiris (SC) and Pollachi. In south Tamil Nadu,DMK will contest from Dindigul, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi (SC) and Tirunelveli.
The party will fight from Mayilduthurai and Thanjavur in the Delta region....