CPI (M) may walk out of alliance with Congress

The CPI (M) may go alone in the Telangana assembly elections as they failed to reach an understanding over the seat sharing with the Congress party. The CPI has agreed to the two seats offered by the Congress – one Kothagudem and the other Chennur assembly seats. The CPI (M) has been demanding for the Bhadrachalam, Paleru and Madhira. The Bhadrachalam is a sitting seat that the Congress party refuses to give. The Paleru seat is promised to Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy who recently joined the Congress party.

The CPI (M) is demanding that it should get one seat in Khammam district which is not acceptable to the Congress party. Now the Left party is thinking of going alone contesting 15 assembly seats. The Left parties lost their mass base long ago and they have nominal existence in the Telangana state. They hardly have a thousand or two thousand voters in a few constituencies. They plan to revive their parties by entering into an alliance with one major party.

The Congress leaders are fighting among themselves for the party tickets to contest the assembly elections. For many leaders seat sharing with any party is not acceptable.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao