Congress on Monday said its primary aim is to retain the six seats it had won in 2009 Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal and then work toward adding a few more seats in the election to the 42 constituencies in the state, which is set for a tough four-cornered contest.
Apparently taking the leaf out of AAP strategy, Congress will decide candidates of 16 Lok Sabha constituencies including that of Union Minister Kapil Sibal`s Chandni Chowk in Delhi and young leader Meenakshi Natrajan`s Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh through primaries.
LJP supremo Ramvilas Paswan Saturday
urged the Centre to raise the number of Lok Sabha seats from
existing 543 to 814 and make provisions for quota for SC, ST,
other weaker sections of society and minorities.