Seat-sharing: SP concerned over Congress's attitude

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New Delhi, Aug 25 (UNI) The Samajwadi Party today expressed concern over what it called a delay in arriving at a seat-sharing agreement with the Congress for the coming general elections.

A coordination panel was recently formed between the two parties to sort out the issues.

The Congress-led government last month survived the trust motion because of the support of the Samajwadi Party.

The SP had earlier suggested the name of Congress General Secretary Rahul gandhi to conduct the talks on behalf hit party.

Party General Secretary Amar Singh told reporters that it was concerned over the ''unnecessary delay in finalsing an arrangement for Uttar Pradesh.'' Apparently referring to last two day's meetings of BSP chief Mayawati with TDP and CPI(M) leaders, he said, ''Other alliances are moving ahead, but we are lagging behind.''.

He, however, said he had discussed seat sharing with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and also her political adviser Ahmed Patel.

But, the SP leader said, he would soon be taking up the matter with them again.


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