Congress to hold LS seat-sharing talks with JD(S) soon

Dinesh Gundu Rao

Bengaluru: Lok Sabha seat-sharing issue would be discussed with JD(S) leaders soon, said the Congress’ Karnataka unit chief Dinesh Gundu Rao yesterday.

Speaking to reporters after the KPCC Coordination Committee meeting, Rao said he would speak to JD(S) party supremo and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and other leaders and fix a date for seat-sharing talks.

“The coordination committee meeting resolved to announce seat-sharing with JD(S) soon because Lok sabha election takes lot of time to prepare. If it is delayed, it will create problems for our candidates,” he said.

BJP is the number one corrupt party in India and that they spend crores of rupees for elections, he alleged. Debates over Achche Din, jobless growth rate and the economic condition of the nation have been dodged by the Centre for the last four-and-half years, he slammed.

He further said the party has decided to restrain Congress leaders from speaking on seat-sharing issues and the relationship with the JD(S) as it would affect their electoral prospects.

NT Bureau