DMK president M K Stalin, releasing the list of 40 Lok Sabha seats --39 in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry-- to be contested by each party in the alliance, said his party led pre-poll combine is the "Secular Progressive Alliance."
The top Dravidian party leader said his party-led alliance was based on "principles" and expressed confidence that it would post a spectacular victory.
Led by the DMK, the coalition comprises Congress, CPI(M), CPI, Vaiko-led MDMK, Indian Union Muslim League, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and smaller outfits, the Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi and the Indiya Jananayaga Katchi.
The Congress party's allies included DMK, PMK, MDMK from Tamil Nadu and the NCP and RJD from other States.
Tamil Nadu government has already ordered a CBI probe into the matter.
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