Expelled Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader MK Alagiri 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 Madurai Lok Sabha seat.
Addressing media last week, Venkatesan had said that he would meet Alagiri as a candidate and seek his support.
In response to this, Alagiri 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 Congress 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.
Tamil Nadu 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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