Party sources claimed that Congress, which was initially inclined to seek 98 seats, is now agreeable to around 75 seats. However, Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's party is not in mood to give "not more than 65 seats."
Earlier, the party in West Bengal was inclined to give only 45 seats which was later raised to 58, party sources confirmed.
Congress party worker in the state, meanwhile, hinted that Congress will not move in any negotiations with Mamata Banerjee as it did with DMK in Tamil Nadu and is looking for a middle ground.
Despite two rounds of talks, both Congress and DMK have not been able to agree on identifying the constituencies to contest in the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly elections.
The spat between the two parties (Congress and DMK) was extended too much that DMK threatened to break up with its collision with Congress. Though the two party managed to solve the fuss for the time being.
Tamil Nadu will have its election on Apr 13 and West Bengal will have the polls in six phase starting from Apr 18. The counting will be held on May 13.