Telangana: BJP 'maange' more, enters tough bargain with TDP

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Hyderabad, March 28: The Telugu Desam Party and the BJP are loggerheads over seat sharing, with BJP demanding 60 Assembly and 8 Lok Sabha seats. Respectful toward their demand, the TDP has offered them 45 Assembly and 8 Lok Sabha seats.

Prakash Javadekar, senior leader of BJP, who arrived in Hyderabad on Thursday, met with TDP Rajya Sabha member Sujana Chowdhary, but have not yet come to any agreement.

According to inside sources, a confirmed announcement is unlikely as the progress is slow. "May be by day after tomorrow both the sides may cement a deal," he said.

The parliamentary seats that were offered are Chevella, Karimnagar, Malkajgiri, Mahabubnagar, Medak, Warangal, Nizamabad and Bhongir. However BJP wants more Assembly seats.

AS a bargain, the BJP said that the TDP are in no position to bargain with them as they had BJP's support when they wanted it for Telangana.

Meanwhile, leaders who had left their parties in Seemandhra to join BJP are worried to the hilt as BJP's demand may land them up nowhere as BJP does not stand a chance in Andhra Pradesh without the support of the other parties.

While BJP is happy with anything that they get in Seemandhra, it has to be more careful making such demands in Telangana, especially when no other party is willing to join hands with it in the fear of losing minority votes. Hence, achieving a poll deal in Telangana is necessary before stepping into Seemandhra.

However, the BJP is not position to reduce the Lok Sabha seats as for Narendra Modi to become the Prime Minister of the country, the party has to win as many Lok Sabha seats as possible across the country.

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