Cong threatens to fight in all 294 WB seats

test sharma | Updated: March 18, 2011, 6:24 PM IST

Kolkata: Congress on Friday said it would take a decision whether it would contest in only the 64 seats allotted to it by Trinamool Congress or all the 294 seats in West Bengal Assembly elections.

"It is a very recent development. Top leadership of the party will consider and take a decision on it," AICC general secretary (in charge of WB) Shakeel Ahmed said immediately after the unilateral announcement of candidates' list by
Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee.

Asked about the deadline set by Banerjee for Congress to take a decision on the 64 seats, Ahmed told a TV channel here that "Congress leadership will decide whether it will field candidates in 64 seats or all the 294 Assembly seats". He said it would have been better "if we had jointly announced the candidates' lists".

First Published: March 18, 2011, 6:24 PM IST

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