As per the deal, MNM would contest 154 of the 234 Assembly seats, while the remaining 80 seats were allotted to its allies–All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi (AISMK) led by actor R Sarathkumar and Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi (IJK. AISMK and IJK will contest 40 seats each. MNM general secretary C K Kumaravel, Sarathkumar and IJK leader Ravi Pachamuthu signed the agreement. Speaking to reporters, Kumaravel said efforts are on to bring a few more parties into the alliance led by the MNM.
”We have joined together to bring in an overall change in the state with the common agenda of restoring the pride and glory of Tamil Nadu,” a joint statement signed by these parties said. They had decided to embark on a lasting journey together, it added.
While AISMK tied up with MNM after quitting the AIADMK-led alliance as his party was not called for seat-sharing talks, IJK walked out of the DMK-led alliance.