2019 Poll: CPI demands 7 assembly, 1 Lok Sabha seat from Cong

Bhubaneswar: Crating more trouble for Odisha Congress which is already in a dilemma over seat sharing with its prospective alliance partners, the Communist Party of India (CPI) today proposed to fight in as many as seven assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat for the upcoming general election in the country.

As per the report, the proposal from the left party was tabled at the negotiation committee of both the political parties held in the city today.

As per the proposition, CPI has claimed its stake over Chhatrapur, Boudh, Brajarajnagar, Ersama-Balikuda, Sundargarh, Chitrakonda and Junagarh assembly seats along with Aska Lok Sabha seat. Earlier it was demanding 17 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats but later settled down to a lesser number, says report.

However, a clear picture in connection with the seat sharing between the two parties could come clear after the first week of this month as CPI’s state executive meeting is scheduled for tomorrow and election committee meeting of Odisha Congress is slated for March 6 and 7.

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