Cong to decide whether to contest in 64 or 294 seats: Shakeel Ahmed

Congress on Friday said it would take a decision whether it would contest in only the 64 seats allotted to it by Trinamool Congress or all the 294 seats in West Bengal Assembly elections.

Updated: Mar 18, 2011, 19:04 PM IST

Kolkata: Congress on Friday said it would take a
decision whether it would contest in only the 64 seats
allotted to it by Trinamool Congress or all the 294 seats in
West Bengal Assembly elections.

"It is a very recent development. Top leadership of the
party will consider and take a decision on it," AICC general
secretary (in charge of WB) Shakeel Ahmed said immediately
after the unilateral announcement of candidates` list by
Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee.

Asked about the deadline set by Banerjee for Congress to
take a decision on the 64 seats, Ahmed told a TV channel here
that "Congress leadership will decide whether it will field
candidates in 64 seats or all the 294 Assembly seats".

He said it would have been better "if we had jointly
announced the candidates` lists".

PTI