Congress gets CPI as partner in Telangana
Congress has roped in CPI after a long gap and even offered Parliament seat of Khammam to state party secretary Dr K Narayana, denying Renuka Chowdhary her erstwhile seat, which she held for two terms. The three-day long negotiations -both at Delhi and Hyderabad- had borne fruit and CPI has accepted the offer of nine Assembly segments across five districts of Telangana, including Adilabad, Ranga Reddy, Khammam, Nalgonda and Warangal.
The tie up will be announced in a day or two , said Narayana at Tirupati after releasing his party's election manifesto.
CPI a votary of Telangana, had differed with TDP after the latter's double-edged policy for both Seemandhra and Telagnana but, its attempt to align with TRS had failed.
"TRS did not accept our alliance but we have only seat adjustment with Congress", said the CPI state secretary K Narayana.
CPI had hoped for a CPI-Congress-TRS alliance but there has been no response from TRS till date.
They have kept us waiting without a firm yes or no, which led to seal the tie up with Congress ' he said .
(Posted on 03-04-2014)