PMK workers upset over seats
According to an accord, Cong would contest 16 seats, DMK 11, PMK two and CPI one in the 30-member assembly.india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 20:46 IST
With PMK being allotted only two constituencies to contest in Pondicherry as part of the Democratic Progressive Alliance, the disappointed supporters of the party planned to hold a meeting in Pondicherry to discuss a proposal to go it alone in polls to the territorial assembly.
"The meeting would study and finalise the proposal to contest the polls alone instead of suffering the insult and dishonour at the hands of Congress and DMK," party sources said in Pondicherry on Monday.
According to an accord signed by PCC chief P Shanmugham and former DMK chief minister RV Janakiraman in Chennai on Sunday, Congress would contest 16 constituencies, DMK 11, PMK two and CPI one in the 30-member assembly.
The seat sharing talks were on for nearly a month.
The PMK sources said they would would have been satisfied with at least four constituencies though they were demanding seven in the initial stages.
Elections to the assembly are scheduled to be held in two phases.
Mahe and Yanam regions would go to polls on May 3 while Pondicherry and Karaikal on May 8.