Congress making high demands in seat-sharing talks--SP

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Jaipur, Nov 5(UNI) The Samajwadi Party today said it wanted to have seat adjustment with the Congress in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha election but the progress of dialogue was hampered due to "undue and excessive" expectations by the latter.

Talking to reporters here, party General Secretary and sitting MP Ramji Lal Suman said the talks for seat adjustment were being held but the understanding could not be achieved so far in view of Congress' high demand.

"They presently hold nine Lok Sabha seats against our tally of 39 and we may consider to leave 10 to 15 seats for them but they are expecting much higher number," the SP leader said.

Mr Suman said his party had supported the UPA Government only to pave way for the Indo-US Nuke deal which was endorsed by former president APJ Abdul Kalam.

He said the seat adjustment with the Congress was to be confined in Uttar Pradesh for Lok Sabha elections only, elsewhere in the country, both parties were free to contest on their own.

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