Left parties finalise seat-sharing for 130 Bihar seats
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 18:20
Patna: Intending to contest 200 of 243 seats in Bihar, the three major left parties in Bihar today announced seat-sharing pact for 130 assembly constituencies and said talks were still underway for sorting out the rest.

"We have decided seat-sharing for 130 at present and talks are still in process for sorting out the rest of the seats we intend to contest", state CPI-M Secretary Vijay Kant Thakur, CPI leader Badrinarayan Lal and CPI-ML (Liberation) secretary Nandkishore Prasad told a joint press conference.

They said of the 130 assembly constituencies, the CPI-ML (Liberation) would be contesting from 78, CPI-M(20) and CPI (32).

The three left parties had decided to jointly fight the elections against the ruling NDA, RJD-LJP combine and Congress, they said.

Thakur said the left parties joined the hands against the culture of corruption, price spiral, loot of public funds, corrupt politics and the issues related to land reforms, besides giving legal rights to sharecroppers.

He said these parties would field common candidates at around 200 places, while talks were to take a final shape for 30 more seats.

"We will evolve a clear-cut policy for the rest of 40 seats we intended to fight", Thakur added.


First Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 18:20

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