But hitches over apportioning seats – the PMK is said to be seeking eight seats, but may settle for six – and poll resources are stymieing talks.Wanted by both the main Dravidian majors, the PMK is playing hard to get.
For this, the AIADMK and the DMK have to mop up every additional vote they can get, possibly with the PMK in tow.
AIADMK leaders said following glitches in their negotiations, they have left it to the BJP to persuade the PMK to be a part of the AIADMK-led BJP-inclusive alliance.
"None of the parties, be it the Congress, BJP, CPI, CPM, MDMK or the DMDK has a decent vote bank.
“Piyush Goyal, BJP leader in charge of TN and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman have been trying to get in touch with PMK leadership,” said a senior AIADMKleader seeking anonymity.
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