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Congress Finalises Kutami seats

Congress Finalises Kutami seats
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The Congress has been preparing ground for the announcement of the party nominees for the ensuing Assembly elections Before making the official...

New Delhi: The Congress has been preparing ground for the announcement of the party nominees for the ensuing Assembly elections. Before making the official announcement, the Congress counselled leaders from several districts asking them work together and help the Congress- TDP-TJS combine win the election even if they are not allotted tickets. The official announcement is likely on November 9 or 10.

The Congress has told the alliance partners about the seats they would be given. According to sources, the Congress offered 11 seats to Telugu Desam, eight to Telangana Jana Samithi, one to Telangana Inti Party and 3 to CPI. The Congress would contest in about 94 to 96 seats. The Congress offered Wyra, Husnabad and Bellmapally seats to CPI. Similarly, TJS is learnt to have been given Jangaon from where Prof Kodandaram will contest, Malkajgiri Kapilvai Dileep Kumar, Medak Janardhan Reddy, Wardhanpet, Mabhabubanagar Rajender Reddy. Siddipet Bhavani Reddy, Dubbaka Rajender, and Ramagundam G Ilaiah Yadav. The AICC has also asked Kodandaram to come to Delhi on Friday for further talks.

The Congress has already, it is said, decided upon 54 seats and Thursday's announcement means it has zeroed in on 20 seats more after filtering the names. This was disclosed by the incharge of the party for Telangana, RC Khuntia, to the media on Thursday evening after a meeting with Sonia Gandhi.

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