While the Congress is seeking 63 seats, DMK is expected to offer 30.
The DMK wants enough seats to secure a majority on its own; however, given DMK's failure to woo Captain Vijayakanth's DMDK into its camp, Congress will press for more.
Dent in the Congress armour
The bargaining strength of the Congress in Tamil Nadu had been critically reduced by its poor performance in the 2011 elections where the party was given "63 seats in the 234-member assembly, but it won just 5."
3 Apr 2016
Congress to get 41 seats
After intense negotiations between the 2 key allies DMK and Congress, the two parties have reached a seat-sharing agreement.
Congress, which was eyeing minimum 45 seats, was finally allotted 41 seats for the upcoming elections.
Including Congress's allocation, DMK has so far allotted 54 seats to its allies.
The DMK-Congress alliance aims to topple the ruling AIADMK led government in the upcoming assembly elections.
5 Apr 2016
AIADMK to contest from 227 seats
AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, has allotted 7 of the 234 seats to its allies, leaving 227 seats for AIADMK to contest from.
However, all 234 candidates will contest under AIADMK's party symbol of 2 leaves.
Jayalalithaa herself will contest from R K Nagar constituency which lies north of Chennai city.
Former Chief Minister, Panneerselvam, will contest from Bodinayakkanur.
8 Apr 2016
EC unviels strategy to check money abuse
The Election Commission had embarked upon a 2-pronged strategy to strengthen enforcement mechanism and promote ethical voting to suppress the money abuse in the upcoming TN polls on 16th May.
The Assistant Commissioners (Income Tax) would be given special authorisation to act as Deputy Directors Investigation for detecting money abuse and taking action against people.
EC would also increase the number of expenditure observers.
11 Apr 2016
DMK promises tablets, smartphones and prohibition
M Karunanidhi, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) head, has released the party's election manifesto for the upcoming Tamil Nadu polls.
The manifesto promises smartphones to poor people with 3G and 4G services and laptops to 16 lakh students among other things.
DMK also promises liquor prohibition in the state, a promise also made by AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.
Notably, TN earns 1/3rd of its revenues from liquor.