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Cong-PMK seat sharing talks fail; Ramadoss may quit

The seat sharing talks between UPA constituents the Congress and the PMK failed and PMK founder S Ramadoss decided to align with the AIADMK leading to reports of Dr Ramadoss stepping down as the Health Minister. See Special: My India my Vote

india Updated: Mar 24, 2009 13:24 IST

The resignation of Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss is likely following a decision by his father and PMK party founder S Ramadoss to align with the AIADMK.

"While the timing of the resignation is being worked out, the decision to align with the AIADMK has.

been finalised," a senior aide of the PMK founder said in Chennai.

"The AIADMK offer of seven Lok Sabha constituencies and a Rajya Sabha seat in the future has been accepted by our party's founder.

This naturally means we are quitting the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition," he added.

Tamil Nadu will go to the polls May 13 to elect 39 MPs.

First Published: Mar 24, 2009 11:19 IST