Chennai, Amid speculation that it will tie up with the BJP, the ruling AIADMK on Monday commenced the distribution of applications to members aspiring to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
There are 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry.
The distribution of application forms, each cost at Rs 25,000, started at the party headquarters in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam and Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.
On 3rdfeb 2019, Panneerselvam told reporters that AIADMK was in talks with “like-minded parties” both at the state and national level but did not name them.
He stated the details of the talks were secret and that party members would accept any decision of the leadership.
The DMK has tied up with the Congress. The communist parties are also anticipated to align with the DMK.
The AIADMK is also keen to rope in the DMDK and PMK as its electoral allies.