CPI Warns Of Exiting Alliance If Denied Five Seats
Telangana Mahakootami partner CPI, seeking five constituencies but allotted only three, issued a second ultimatum to the Congress today.
Hyderabad | 9th November 2018
Mahakootami partner CPI issued a second ultimatum to the Congress over the seat-sharing arrangement on Friday.
The state Secretary of the CPI Chada Venkat Reddy alleged that the Congress leadership had announced the allocation of only three Assembly constituencies to the CPI to contest from, without taking its consent.
He made it clear that there was no question of going back on their demand of five Assembly constituencies, and warned that the party would pull out of the grand alliance if its demand was not met.
"We will announce our future plan of action if our demand is not met. Our party leaders are very particular about it," he said.
Reddy said that the CPI had decided to meet all the top leaders of the alliance like ex-CLP leader K Jana Reddy, TJS President Kodandaram and TDP Telangana President L Ramana on the issue.
The CPI has been asking the Congress to concede the Bellampally, Kothagudem, Wyra, Mancheriyal, and Bellampally Assembly segments. As of now the Congress has decided to give 14 seats to the TDP, 8 to the TJS, three to the CPI, and one to the Telangana Inti Party.
Separately, Kodandaram also said that the Congress should immediately put an end to the confusion on the seat-sharing. He stated that though the Congress had allotted eight seats to the TJS, there was no clarity about the specific Assembly constituencies being allotted.
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