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Amid reports of rift in alliance, PC bats for continuance, hopes Cong gets more seats in LB

Chennai, Jan 10 (UNI) Hours after TNCC Chief K S Alagiri claimed
that enough seats were not allotted to his party in the recent polls
to rural local bodies and alleged the DMK had violated the coalition
dharma, senior Congress leader and former Union Home and Finance
Minister P Chidambaram tonight exuded confidence that the DMK
would allot adequate seats in the indirect polls for rural posts.
Batting for the continuance of the alliance, he told reporters here
that time was not still lost and he was hopeful that the DMK would
earmark more seats for his party.
Stating that Mr Alagiri has expressed his anguish over less seats
allotted to the party, Mr Chidambaram said he expect that the DMK
would allot more seats in the indirect polls, while asserting that the
alliance continued to remain strong and it would continue.
Earlier, Mr Alagiri alleged that the DMK had violated the coalition
dharma by not allotting enough seats for the party, which in political
circles was seen as a rift in the alliance.
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