After the Congress-JD(S) coordination committee, chaired by former chief minister Siddaramaiah fialed in Karnataka to agree on seat sharing, former Prime Minister and JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda today directly met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and insisted to contest in 10 out of total 28 Lok Sabha seats in ther state.
In the meeting that went over for two hours at Rahul’s house, AICC’s general secretary in0charge Karnataka K C Venugopal and JDS national general secretary Danish Ali were also present.
Later, the former Prime Minister said that this is the first such discussion between the two parties. He said that earlier he had asked for 12 seats, but now seeks at least 10 seats to the JD(S).
Stating that the seat sharing arrangements will be announced by March 10, he said that Rahul Gandhi will take the final decision after taking inputs from Ali and Venugopal. At the meeting, the two leaders also has discussed the prevailing political situation in the country, opposition unity and pre-poll alliance in Karnataka.