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Cong, TC yet to clinch seat sharing deal for KMC election

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 21:44

Kolkata: Demonstrations before the Congress
office here continued today over distribution of tickets and
the "insulting terms" of the alliance with the Trinamool
Congress for next month`s elections to the Kolkata Municipal
Corporation (KMC).

A day after the vandalism at the WBPCC office, Congress
workers demonstrated again in the morning and afternoon
protesting against tickets being given to two existing
councillors for the May 30 KMC poll.

Party workers also demanded that the tie up with
Trinamool Congress should be on "honourable terms".

The Congress office was vandalised yesterday by a section
of partymen who damaged the computer room, smashed chairs and
television set.

Meanwhile, the party was yet to clinch the seat sharing
deal for the KMC election with Trinamool which has reportedly
offered 25 of the 141 seats.

Stating that the party demanded 51 seats, Congress leader
in KMC Pradip Ghose said that Trinamool might not offer 51
seats, but it could not be 25 either.

He, however, said that he was for the alliance with
Trinamool and wanted to see a mayor from that party.

Congress leader from Hooghly Abdul Mannan said the party
would field candidates in all the seats in 12 municipalities
in the district as Trinamool leaders had taken an adamant


First Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 21:44

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