Cong seeks more time to finalise seat sharing pact with TMC

Congress sought more time to firm up seat sharing agreement with the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.

Updated: Mar 18, 2011, 18:00 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Friday sought more time
to firm up seat sharing agreement with the Trinamool Congress
in West Bengal.

"We want an alliance with Trinamool Congress in West
Bengal but further discussion is required. We want some more
discussion and for that more time is required," Congress
spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters.

Pressed further to spell out the seat sharing formula in
the state, he said, "There are different categories. Some
seats are good, some are not good. Some constituencies are
considered very good or not good like that. So, actually some
more discussions are required."

While Congress is pitching for at least 70 seats in the
state, Trinamool is reportedly not ready to give more than 64
seats in the 290-seat Assembly.

PTI