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CPI not happy with three seats allotted by Congress

The CPI, a partner in the grand alliance of opposition parties for the December seven Assembly elections in Telangana, Friday expressed dissatisfaction on being given three seats by the Congress, describing it as injustice. The alliance comprises the Congress, Telugu Desam Party, CPI and Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS). Congress Thursday said the party has decided to leave 25 seats -- 14 to Telugu Desam Party, eight to Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) and three to CPI. We (alliance partners) had discussed that an approach of give and take should be there (in the alliance). There should be respectable arrangements. What happpened now is against that. But, our political motive is to dislodge the KCR government in Telangana, CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy told reporters. Noting that his party had asked for at least five seats, he said it is injustice (towards his party) to give only three seats. Venkat Reddy said his party has informed senior Congress leader K Jana .

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