Mahakutami: Congress offers 12 seats for TDP

Vastavam web: Congress has offered 12 seats to TDP as part of the ongoing seat sharing talks among Mahakutami partners in Hyderabad. The offer comes amid TDP leaders’ demand for at least 15 seats considering the fact that their party won 15 MLA seats in 2014 elections despite strong Telangana sentiment there at that time. Meanwhile, Congress offered 8-10 seats to Kodandaram’s Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) as against TJS’s demand for 18 seats.

There are still minor issues to be sorted out to finalise seat sharing. On their part, Congress cadres are preparing for Rahul Gandhi’s coming public meetings at Bhainsa, Kamareddy and Old City in Hyderabad. Several TRS dissidents will join Congress in the presence of Rahul. Congress leaders say that many TRS senior leaders are unhappy as they do not have self-respect in TRS and because of KCR’s family-oriented approach.