While the parties are yet to decide the exact number of seats the AIADMK will contest, the BJP also agreed to support the AIADMK in the 21 Assembly bypolls pending in the state, which are expected to be held with the Lok Sabha polls.
Landge had sought the Shirur Lok Sabha seat for the BJP, but as the constituency is currently represented by Shiv Sena MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil, his chances of contesting for the seat appear to be slim.
“Although the RSS never directly intervenes in the politics of the BJP, there is always a subtle message conveyed to the top leadership, which helps in setting the political direction,” a senior BJP functionary requesting anonymity said.
“The committee will finalise our election strategy, including an alliance,” Atul Bora, AGP president, told The Indian Express. AGP sources said the recommendation by the committee is expected by the first week of March.