Chennai: Actor-politician’s Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) finalised a seat-sharing pact with its two allies late on Monday night.
As per the deal, MNM announced contesting on 154 out of 234 Assembly seats in Tamilnadu assembly elections. The party left the remaining 80 seats for its two alliance partners – All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi and Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi – that will contest on 40 seats each.
MNM general secretary CK Kumaravel, AISMK founder Sarathkumar and IJK leader Ravi Pachamuthu signed the agreement. Speaking to reporters, Kumaravel said efforts are on to bring a few more parties to the alliance led by the MNM.
“The above parties have joined together to bring in overall change in the state of Tamilnadu. With the common agenda of restoring the pride and glory of Tamilnadu,” a statement signed by these parties said.
They had decided to embark on a lasting journey together, it added. The MNM is raising corruption, jobs, developing villages and people-friendly e-governance as key issues.