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Parties listless

Parties listless
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All Parties listless, Wednesday being the last date for filing of nominations, all parties are in a state of flux and are struggling to finalise the list of candidates.

  • Parties at a loss as tie-ups set off protests
  • CPI sore that Cong went back on promise
  • BJP, TDP see vociferous protests
  • Aspirants to queer pitch for nominees

All Parties ListlessHyderabad: Wednesday being the last date for filing of nominations, all parties are in a state of flux and are struggling to finalise the list of candidates. The changed political scenario has forced all the parties except TRS to go in for alliances, and in the process they got tied in knots and are still struggling to resolve the differences. All top leaders in Telangana will be filing their nominations on Wednesday.

The main reason for the delay is increasing number of aspirants who want to contest the elections, growing dissension on seat-sharing among senior leaders and ideological differences between the alliance partners. The aspirants and their followers continued to stage dharna in front of BJP and TDP party offices on Tuesday and some even attempted self- immolation. CPI is unhappy with Congress for going back on the promise of nine seats and pruning it to seven. Chada Venkat Reddy is insisting on Husnabad constituency and is said to be contemplating to contest even as an independent.

Kodad seat in Nalgonda district has become another problematic seat for the Congress. TPCC working president N Uttam Kumar Reddy has been lobbying for his wife Padmavati from this constituency. The Congress first wanted to give this seat to CPI. TDP has allotted 47 Assembly and 8 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana to BJP as part of poll agreement. It has given the BJP 15 Assembly and 5 Lok Sabha seats in Seemandhra.

The revolt against the seat sharing with BJP has forced the TDP to announce candidates for only 27 Assembly and 3 Parliamentary constituencies. Grappling with the internal squabbles, the BJP is yet to come to a conclusion on finalising the candidates. The two parties, which received the wrath of the party workers and leaders against the alliance, are left with no option but to face the consequences in the election.

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