CPI (M) releases list of constituencies it proposes to contest

Party sets its eyes on four more seats than it was offered

HYDERABAD: A day after the Telugu Desam Party amicably resolved the issues with the Telangana Rashtra Samiti on sharing of seats, fresh trouble broke out in the Grand Alliance.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist), another major constituent of the alliance, released the list of constituencies from where it proposes to field its candidates. The CPI (M) and CPI have resolved to seek at least 20 Assembly and three Lok Sabha seats each, while the TDP agreed to give 16 Assembly and two Lok Sabha seats each to the two Left parties and made an announcement in this regard during the talks with the TRS on Tuesday. The announcement appears to have angered the CPI (M) leadership as it was made without the TDP formally concluding seat sharing talks with them.

CPI (M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu, who released the list, said the party was yet to reach an accord with the TDP on seat sharing. The seats from where the CPI (M) is keen to field its candidates are: Wyra, Bhadrachalam, Madhira, Palair (all in Khammam district), Miryalaguda, Nalgonda and Nakrekal (Nalgonda), Warangal East, Ibrahimpatnam, Patancheru, Uppal, Kurupam, Gajuwaka, Achanta, Vijayawada Central, Mangalagiri, Santanutalapadu, Nellore Rural, Anantapur and Kurnool.

Mr. Raghavulu said the party was prepared to make changes in the list if the party could arrive at an amicable solution with the TDP. Meanwhile, the CPI has decided to to resolve the issue amicably.