New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will meet DMK chief M Karunanidhi in Chennai to discuss a possible electoral alliance with the latter’s party to oust ruling AIADMK in the upcoming assembly election in Tamil Nadu.
Though Azad said it would be ‘courtesy call’ on the DMK patriarch, the meeting is however expected to set the ball rolling for the two parties striking a poll pact.
Azad’s visit to Karunanidhi comes in the wake of the DMK leader inviting Congress and DMDK as part of his efforts to cobble up a strong alliance against the Jayalalithaa led AIADMK.
Recently, TNCC President E V K S Elangovan had said that Azad would hold talks with Karunanidhi on the alliance issue.
DMK, which was a key constituent of the Congress led UPA government since 2004,broke out of the alliance in 2013 on the Sri Lankan issue. However Congress had later supported Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi in the Rajya Sabha polls that year.
Azad, who will be accompanied by his colleague and Congress in charge of Tamil Nadu Mukul Wasnik and Elangovan, had said he was meeting Karunanidhi on a courtesy call.