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Updated: March 24, 2014 09:29 IST

BJP-TDP talks inconclusive

M. Rajeev
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BJP president Rajnath Singh and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu in New Delhi. File photo
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BJP president Rajnath Singh and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu in New Delhi. File photo

Both sides remain firm on the number of seats to be contested

The seat-sharing talks between the Telugu Desam Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party hit a road block on Sunday with the two sides remaining firm on their stances. The BJP insists on six Lok Sabha and 25 Assembly seats in Seemandhra and 11 and 62, respectively, in Telangana.

Senior party leader Prakash Javadekar, who was in the city to hold unofficial negotiations, left on Sunday to seek the direction of the central leadership. “The TDP is not ready to concede the number of seats we are asking. Our people are also adamant in their stand,” a senior BJP leader said.

The TDP leaders say conceding the number of seats demanded by the BJP will mean their party has to forgo two sitting seats. The BJP is sure to gain from the alliance as it will not be in a position to win more than two Lok Sabha seats from Andhra Pradesh if it prefers to go it alone,” a leader said.

The TDP leaders are, however, sure that an accord will be reached in a few days. “An agreement will sure be there, but we can’t say at the moment how it is going to be,” one of them said. When contacted by The Hindu over telephone, Mr. Javadekar refused to divulge the details of the negotiations and the points where the talks reached a stalemate. “We will definitely let you know when something happens,” was all he has to say. The ongoing impasse had its impact on the prospects of the proposed grand alliance among the TDP, the BJP, the Jana Sena of Pawan Kalyan and the Lok Satta Party of Jayaprakash Narayan.

“We planned to utilise Mr. Pawan Kalyan’s services in the campaign had the talks progressed smoothly. Mr. Kalyan has good backing of the youth and he is a crowd-puller,” a BJP leader said.

The BJP has 0 seats from AP. They should settle for 3 in AP, 7 in Telangana. Then both parties will win, otherwise the votes get divided and TRS may win in Telangana, while YSRC will gain in AP.

from:  SK
Posted on: Mar 24, 2014 at 10:02 IST

Sir, To consolidate his position and a say in ruling the government Mr, Naidu must
have a majority. Giving large seats to BJP, migrated candidates , may not be
successful and foil better rule which the public want this time badly.
And some parties accusing TDP as it is going to support BJP at the National level is
absurd and it is the need of the hour, not criminal as minority party propagating.
voters should discard minority,majority word and elect honest ,able members
irrevelent of religion.,caste.

from:  kvl shanta
Posted on: Mar 24, 2014 at 09:39 IST

All about seats, not about ideology or policy. What a depressing state we have come to.

from:  Srinivasan
Posted on: Mar 24, 2014 at 05:11 IST

All these alliances and horse trading are made for the sole purpose of winning at
whatever costs to make more money for the involved individuals and parties. Will
this Lok Sabha elections be a game changer?

from:  Sri
Posted on: Mar 24, 2014 at 00:29 IST
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