Firm on its demand for five seats in the Telangana Mahakootami seat-sharing formula and disappointed by the undue delay by the Congress in finalising the seat-sharing, the CPI is reported to have decided to field its candidates as independents in the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections.
CPI state secretary and former MLA Chada Venkat Reddy said that the lack of any progress on seat-sharing despite prolonged talks had prompted the CPI to take this decision.
Reddy also said that the delay in the seat-sharing among the allies would send the wrong signals to the people.
However, he said that the CPI would continue in the grand alliance if the Congress conceded the five Assembly seats that the CPI demanded.
The Congress has reportedly agreed to concede 11 seats to the TJS, but is yet to finalize the seats to be given to the CPI. As a result, the CPI is reported to have decided to field its candidates in the nine constituencies of Kothagudem, Vyra, Husnabad, Bellampally, Aler, Munugode, Pinapaka, Mancherial and Devarakonda as independents.
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