Tamil Nadu election alliances

Marriage of convenience

Print edition : March 15, 2019

Union Minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal with the AIADMK’s top leaders, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (left) and O. Panneerselvam, after the seat-sharing agreement, in Chennai on February 19. Photo: R. Ragu

At the DMK headquarters in Chennai on February 21, party president M.K.Stalin (second from left) with Congress general secretaries Mukul Wasnik (extreme left) and K.C. Venugopal (extreme right) and State Congress president K.S. Alagiri after signing the seat-sharing agreement. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Edappadi K. Palaniswami and O. Panneerselvam holding the alliance agreement with Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss (centre) and his son and former Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss (right), in Chennai on February 19. Photo: Bijoy Ghosh

Piyush Goyal meeting DMDK president Vijayakanth at the latter’s house in Chennai on February 19. Photo: By Special Arrangement

With much at stake for both parties, rivals All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam form practical alliances ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
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