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Gowda urges Rahul to cool resentment of Cong MLAs on seat

Former Prime Minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda Friday requested Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to cool the reported resentment of some partyMLAs over the coalition government s seat-sharing arrangment to avoid politicalacrimony ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections. Gowda also said that he had not made up his mind on contesting from North Bengaluru. I am totally satisfied with the seat-sharingarrangement between our party and the Congress. We haddemanded 10 seats, but got eight, considering that Congressis a major party. All said and done, I do not want to create any political tension between our parties. Itold Rahul Gandhi to move ahead with whatever seat-sharingarrangments we have arrived at. There is hardly any time leftfor us. Our main aim is to defeat BJP, he told PTI in atelephonic interview from Arunachal Pradesh. The coalition partners on Wednesday had announced that the JDS would contest from eight Lok Sabha constituencies and Congress from remaining 20 ...

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