Tamil Nadu elections: Actor Vijayakanth's DMDK quits AIADMK-BJP alliance after differences over allocation of seats
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Actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth-led Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) on Tuesday quit the AIADMK-BJP alliance ahead of the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, ANI reported.

The party has cited the non-allocation of expected seats and constituencies as the reason for its exit, according to ANI.

According to the Indian Express, DMDK in a statement said: "We had three rounds of talks with the AIADMK for the upcoming Assembly elections. They failed to allocate the seats and constituencies demanded by the DMDK. We had a discussion with the district secretaries today, and based on their opinions, we have decided to end ties with the AIADMK-BJP alliance."

The assembly elections in Tamil Nadu will be held in a single phase on April 6 and the counting of votes will be done on May 2. Polls will be held for 234 seats in the state with the Congress-DMK and BJP-AIADMK alliance being the major groups contesting against each other.

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