Election, Politics, Telangana

Telangana Assembly Polls 2018: Congress asks 100 seats for himself, irks grand alliance partners

The proposed ‘grand alliance’ for Telangana assembly elections comprised of Congress, TDP, TJS and CPI is witnessing a massive battle among each other. And on Tuesday, troubles clearly came out in light, when Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) president Prof M Kodandaram blamed Congress over adopting the callous attitude towards its allies.

As per the sources, during a meeting on Tuesday in a resort Congress party leaders have recommended the Pradesh Congress Committee to project 100 candidates in the upcoming state assembly elections and leave remaining 19 seats for the allies of the grand alliance.

Following the Congress move, Kodandaram wrote to Telangana Congress stating that TJS will not compromise on its claim for a considerable number of seats. Earlier, TJS has also stated that the party is capable of fighting alone in assembly elections. Also, Kodandaram has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Congress to decide whether the party wants an alliance or not.

Latest reports claim that Congress is willing to give 3 seats to TJS, where TJS is demanding for minimum 35 seats. A meeting of the proposed grand alliance is expected to occur on Wednesday, where issues pertaining to seats sharing would be discussed.


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