According to reports, the AIADMK will contest elections on 25 seats and the BJP on 15 in the state. (Representational Image)
New Delhi :
After months of speculation over the pre-poll alliance between the BJP and AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, both the parties have reportedly reached a seat-sharing agreement ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. According to reports, the AIADMK will contest elections on 25 seats and the BJP on 15 in the state. The development comes after a three-hour long meeting between chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam and Union Minister Piyush Goyal - who has been given charge of Tamil Nadu elections - on Thursday.
Earlier, BJP President Amit Shah said the BJP would soon form a strong electoral alliance in the state.
BJP’s state unit chief Tamilisai Soundararajan had claimed parties that were not part of the DMK-Congress combine will be joining hands with the BJP and other potential allies to form a robust alliance.
Union Minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad had said people of Tamil Nadu too, like the rest of the country wanted "Narendra Modi to be Prime Minister again."
"I am sure the BJP by itself will cross 300 seats and along with NDA it is going to be 350 plus minimum", he claimed.