Congress, DMK form alliance for 2016 Tamil Nadu assembly polls

Chennai: The 2016 Assembly polls are at hand in Tamil Nadu, and with it the alliance formations have paved way for the Congress and DMK to come together, and contest the crucial election.


The announcement to this impact was formally made by senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday. The AICC general secretary, after meeting with DMK president M. Karunanidhi at his residence early this morning, informed that the party will fight the upcoming election under his leadership.

"We will fight the election under DMK's leadership," Azad told reporters after the meeting. When questioned whether there would be coalition government after the polls, he shrugged it off saying these are petty issues, which do not matter at this moment.

“Our mail goal is to put in place a government led by the DMK,” he added.

The party is also open to initiate talks with other potential allies.

"We have invited DMDK already,” said Stalin, the DMK treasurer and President of party’s youth wing. “Congress has promised full cooperation. We are hopeful of a positive response (from other parties).”


News24 Bureau