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Will decide whether to support Venkatesan or not next week: Alagiri

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Expelled (DMK) leader MK on Sunday said he will take a decision next week on whether or not he would extend support to CPI-M leader S Venkatesan, who will be contesting from Lok Sabha seat.

In the previous elections, Alagiri, the son of late Karunanidhi, had contested from

Addressing media last week, Venkatesan had said that he would meet as a candidate and seek his support.

In response to this, told media here: "I will meet him (Venkatesan) if he comes. I will decide whom to extend support to after a week."

The DMK will contest 20 out of 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, while its ally will contest nine seats and also the lone seat in Puducherry. Pro-dalit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), CPI and CPI-M will contest on 2 seats each, while MDMK, IUML, IJK and Kongu Makkal Desiya Katchi will contest on one each.

will go to polls on April 18 in a single phase, ad counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 15:28 IST