Thiruvananthapuram: After raising the pitch
in the last two days, UDF constituent Janadhipathya
Samrakshana Samithi (JSS) on Sunday eased its stand settling for
four seats offered by lead partner Congress.
After a meeting of the party leaders here, JSS leader
K R Gowri Amma said her party would remain in the UDF
accepting the Congress offer, but wanted certain changes in
the segments allocated to it.
Gowri Amma had earlier took a hard position that nothing
short of five seats would be acceptable to her party.
Signals emanating from Kerala Congress-M also indicated
that the party would scale down from its demand for 22 seats.
Congress negotiators would hold talks with KC-M leaders
tomorrow, Front sources said.
According to Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader P K
Kunhalikutty, the seat-sharing exercise in the UDF will be
completed in an amicable manner and a final picture will
emerge in two days.
In the LDF camp, CPI state secretary C K Chandrappan said
an agreement has almost reached with the CPI-M over seats and
the deal would be sealed tomorrow. The CPI would be contesting
in 27 seats, but a final decision on the segments would be
Seat deals with minor LDF partners Janata Dal-S, NCP, RSP
and Congress-S will be clinched in another two days, Front
The CPI-M is expected to contest 97 seats in the elections
to the 140-member House.