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JD(U) to ally with BJP in TN polls
March 29, 2006 19:44 IST
The Janata Dal (United)'s Tamil Nadu unit on Wednesday decided to forge an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party for the May 8 Assembly poll.
State president and principal general secretary K Rajasekaran and D Rajagopal, briefing reporters on the deliberations of their general council meeting, said a resolution was adopted at the meeting.
They said the meeting had constituted a three-member scrutiny committee to hold talks with the BJP and finalise seat sharing. Three other committees for preparing a manifesto and looking after election work were also constituted.
It was decided to contest in 30 Assembly segments, for which the party was receiving applications from aspirants from Wednesday till March 31. The final list of party candidates will be announced on April 1.
The meeting urged the state chief electoral officer to ensure money was not given to voters by the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam front and restrict propaganda like wall posters and use of vehicles.
The meeting also appealed to the President and Election Commission to remove 42 Lok Sabha members as they were holding offices of profit.
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