CPI Accepts Three Seats, But Wants Another
The CPI has decided to continue in the Telangana opposition Mahakootami despite being offered only three constituencies against its strident demand for five.
Hyderabad | 13th November 2018
The CPI, one of the partners of the opposition alliance formed to defeat the ruling TRS in the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections, which had been warning the Congress that it would withdraw from the alliance if its demand for five Assembly constituencies was not met, has finally decided to continue despite being offered only three constituencies.
Conveying the same to mediapersons in Hyderabad today after the party's executive committee meeting, CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy said, "The sole aim of all the grand alliance partners is to defeat the ruling TRS at the hustings. Keeping this in mind, our party will fight the elections under the Mahakootami umbrella."
Reddy, however, stated that they would still ask the Congress to allot them either the Munugode or the Devarakonda constituency in Nalgonda district.
The CPI has been allotted the Husnabad, Wyra and Bellampally constituencies, and Reddy said that the names of the candidates for the three constituencies would be announced soon.
Commenting on the common manifesto of the grand alliance, Reddy said that the party would begin its election campaign with the manifesto. He said, "Our manifesto has really clicked with the people, and they are confident that the Mahakootami will implement it fully. There is a strong desire among the people to see the alliance come to power through the upcoming elections, and to send KCR home."
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