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Stalin among five named by DMK to hold seat sharing talks for LS polls

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Stalin is among the five persons named by the party to hold seat-sharing talks with alliance parties for 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Stalin is among the five persons named by the party to hold seat-sharing talks with alliance parties for 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s son and Treasurer M K Stalin is among the five persons named by the party to hold seat-sharing talks with alliance parties for the coming Parliamentary elections. Party general secretary K Anbazhagan announced constituting the panel, whose other members are senior leaders Durai Murugan, VP Duraisamy, RS Bharathi and PV Kalyanasundaram.

Further, Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi and former Telecom Minister A Raja, also DMK Propaganda Secretary, have been named in the committee that will prepare the party’s manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls.

A statement released by Anbazhagan said Lok Sabha MPs T R Baalu and T K S Elangovan, Sarguna Pandian, Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan and Prof A Ramasamy are the other members.

DMK has already finalised alliance with small parties like VCK, MMK and Puthiya Tamizhagam even as Karunanidhi had ruled out a tie-up with Congress or BJP.

The party is also open to an alliance with actor-politician Vijayakant’s DMDK, with Karunanidhi himself declaring his willingness for such a partnership, but the former has been keeping his cards close to his chest even as his party is being wooed by BJP.

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