Congress gives 8 seats to JD(S) in sharing pact

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 14, 2019, 1:45 am IST
Updated Mar 14, 2019, 1:45 am IST
Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) secretary general Danish Ali in Kochi at the end of two weeks of bargaining by leaders of both parties.
Rahul Gandhi
 Rahul Gandhi

BENGALURU: In a sign that the Congress was not going to allow differences with its coalition partner Janata Dal(S) to affect the Grand Old party’s strategy to knit together pre-poll pacts with regional outfits as part of a mahagatbandan with like-minded allies, the Congress announced a seat sharing agreement with JD(S), with the party allocating eight of the 28 Lok Sabha seats to its coalition partner, on Wednesday.  

A decision on the 20:8 formula was arrived at, during a meeting between Congress president Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) secretary general Danish Ali in Kochi at the end of two weeks of bargaining by leaders of both parties.

 

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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