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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress leader Mukul Wasnik to meet DMK chief MK Stalin to have talks on alliance

The BJP will get 5 out of the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu while the AIADMK and others will get the rest.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 20, 2019 12:59 IST ]
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All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary in-charge of Tamil Nadu, Mukul Wasnik, will meet Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam​ (DMK) chief MK Stalin at DMK headquarters in Chennai on Wednesday to have talks on an alliance, reported news agency ANI.

The decision has come a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the All India Amma Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam (AIADMK) on Tuesday announced their tie-up for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 

The BJP will get 5 out of the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu while the AIADMK and others will get the rest. The BJP had won just one seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Pon Radhakrishnan, who won on a BJP ticket from Kanyakumari in 2014, went on to become a union minister.

On Tuesday, the two parties also agreed to a seat-sharing formula for the upcoming by-elections in the state. "We will support AIADMK in the by-elections on 21 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu. We have agreed to contest elections in the leadership of OPS and EPS in the state and in the leadership of Modi Ji in the centre,"  Piyush Goyal, BJP's election in-charge for Tamil Nadu said.

The two parties will fight the polls together in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. 

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