The ruling AIADMK on Saturday resumed seat sharing talks with Desia Murpoku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) after a gap of several days.
Leaders of both parties expressed confidence that an agreement would be worked out soon.
AIADMK deputy coordinator KP Munusamy refused to join the number of seats earmarked for the DMDK. “It has to be decided by the leadership of the party,” he said.
DMDK Deputy General Secretary B. Parthasarathy said that his party had increased its original demand from 41 seats to 23% on 25 seats. The AIADMK had assured its party that a Rajya Sabha seat would be offered.
So far, the AIADMK has allotted 23 seats to Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and 20 to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Mr. Munusamy also said that yet another round of talks with the PMK were held during the day to identify the constituencies.
Asked if the agreement with all allies for seat sharing and allocation of constituencies would be signed on Monday, the AIADMK executive replied: “Everything should be over soon.”