DMK chief MK Stalin announced that the Congress will contest nine seats in Tamil Nadu and one seat in Puducherry as part of the seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming Lok Sabha election. After a discussion between Congress and DMK leaders, Stalin announced that the details of seats the Congress and other alliance partners will contest will be announced later. When asked about the number of seats the DMK will contest, Stalin said the party will contest the seats left after seat-sharing with other partners is finalised. AICC general secretary Mujul Wasnik, who is in charge of part affairs in Tamil Nadu, and party MP and general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal were among the senior Congress leaders who took part in the discussions. Durai Murugan and other senior leaders represented the DMK.