The tortuous seat-sharing talks among the Mahakootami constituents are reported to have finally ended at a meeting of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president Uttam Kumar Reddy at New Delhi today.
Naidu, who was camping in Delhi, met Reddy in AP Bhavan. Telangana TDP president L Ramana was also present.
Naidu and Reddy reportedly ratified the list of candidates at the meeting. As per the formula, of the 119 Assembly seats in Telangana, the Congress will contest 89, the TDP 15, the TJS 10 and the CPI five.
For the uninitiated, the Mahakootami is an alliance of opposition parties in Telangana formed to fight the ruling TRS in the Assembly elections to be held on December 7. The alliance comprises the Congress, the TDP, the TJS of M Kodandaram and the CPI. The long-drawn negotiations for seat sharing appear to have finally reached a conclusion with this meeting.