Seat sharing with INDIA alliance partners should be discussed after the assembly elections in five states to be held this year. Some Congress leaders have demanded this from the party high command in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held on 16-17 September in Hyderabad.
Quoting sources, it was said that most of the leaders making this demand are from those states where Congress is in direct competition with other parties of INDIA alliance. These leaders are confident that the party will perform well in the assembly elections of 5 states, due to which they will be in a strong position during seat sharing. Elections are to be held in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram later this year. Although the Election Commission has not announced the dates yet, there is a possibility that it will be announced in the first week of next month.
Many leaders including Maken opposed AAP
Some leaders of Delhi and Punjab, including former Union Minister Ajay Maken, spokesperson Alka Lamba and Pratap Singh Bajwa, expressed displeasure over the behavior of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He said that AAP leaders are attacking the party and causing harm to the party leaders. Ajay Maken said that Aam Aadmi Party is announcing to contest elections in those states where Congress is in a position to form the government. There AAP is attacking Congress leaders. He demanded that it should be stopped.
Punjab leaders not in favor of alliance with AAP
Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh Raja Wadding said that he is not in favor of forming an alliance with AAP in Punjab as its leaders are being targeted there. The party high command has said that this matter will be discussed separately. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge assured that seat sharing with other parties would be discussed only on the advice of state units.
Akhilesh-Kejriwal want seat sharing till the end of September
INDIA alliance is working towards fielding a joint candidate against the NDA in every Lok Sabha constituency. But it also has some problems. There is no consensus on seat sharing in many states like Punjab, Delhi, Kerala and West Bengal. AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal and SP’s Akhilesh Yadav want the distribution of seats to be done by the end of September. In the meeting, the party leadership emphasized on strengthening both Congress and INDIA alliance. On this, some leaders said that Congress should not suffer any loss in strengthening the INDIA alliance.
Rahul gave 6 guarantees to the people of Telangana; Said- BRS government will be removed within 100 days
While addressing a public meeting in Rangareddy, Hyderabad on September 17, Rahul Gandhi said – within 100 days the BRS government will be removed from here. No one can stop it. Be it BJP or Owaisi’s party. Rahul gave 6 guarantees to the people of Telangana. He said that if our government is formed in the state, every woman will be given Rs 2500 every month under the Mahalakshmi scheme. Gas cylinder will be available for Rs 500. Apart from this, arrangements will be made for free travel in government buses for women. Will provide 200 units of free electricity to every citizen of the state.
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