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    Seat-sharing row: DMK calls high-level meet

    New Delhi: The seat-sharing talks between the Congress and DMK for the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu are in trouble.

    The DMK has called a high level meeting in Chennai on Saturday to discuss the issue.

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that the seat-sharing differences with the DMK will be resolved.

    DMK sources also said that all efforts are on to resolve the differences. Sources have told CNN-IBN that both sides likely to finalise deal at 60 seats.

    On Thursday, the Congress shocked the DMK by demanding 63 seats after the DMK agreed to 60 out of 234 seats.

    Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad - the Congress in-charge for the state - returned to Delhi without holding discussions with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi on Thursday.

    The two parties have been meeting for the past 3 weeks to nail a seat-sharing agreement but in vain.

    Karunanidhi issued a statement on the Congress-DMK seat sharing arrangement."We finally agreed to give 60 seats to the Congress and this was finalised and conveyed to Ghulam Nabi Azad. Instead of signing the agreement, the Congress today called and demanded for 63 seats over the phone and that too all of their choice. Is this fair? We will decide the further course in the meeting," it said.

    Meanwhile, the opposition AIADMK has stitched up its alliance with actor turned politician Vijayakanth's DMDK.