P Chidambaram says not satisfied with seat sharing allotted seats which we do not needPTI/file photo
news TN2016 Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 18:35

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday expressed dissatisfaction over seat-sharing arrangement with ally DMK, saying his party has been allotted "seats which we do not need".

"In this election, we have been allotted only 41 seats to contest. Even in those 41 seats, we have been alloted seats which are not desired by us. We have been offered seats which we do not need," he said.

"We do not know whether they (Congress leadership) will field candidates as per our wish. But, we cannot neglect (contesting polls) it just by saying we are not happy," he said, addressing a party meeting in Pudukottai.

After much deliberations, Congress and DMK had arrived at their seat-sharing formula on April 4, for the May 16 polls with the national party being allotted 41 constituencies.

A well-known local Congress leader, M Jothimani, had earlier publicly expressed dissatisfaction over Aravakurichi in Karur being allotted to DMK.

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