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Cong, TRS talks inconclusive, agreement elusive with CPI

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, June 17 (UNI) The ruling Congress failed to clinch a deal with the CPI and decided to prolong parleys with UPA constituent Telangana Rashtra Samiti(TRS) as the deadline for filing of nominations for the two-phase panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh on June 28 and July two, ended this evening.

Expressing concern over the ''Congress culture of prolonging discussions even after the last date for filing of papers,'' CPI National Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy, MP, told UNI no agreement has been reached in as many as ten districts.

''We will be constrained to contest on our own, he made it clear.

Expressing hope the Congress would give directions to its district units well before the last date for withdrawals, he said ''we have appraised the party high command about the situation.'' Even as Pradesh Congress President K Keshava Rao, MP, maintained that '''everything is fine between the Congress and the TRS and that both parties will come out with the official list of contesting, tomorrow,'' Union Minister and TRS leader A Narendra admitted no settlement had been achieved with regard to some seats in a couple of districts.

Earlier there had been differences at the district level over the number of seats. But they had been brought down to a few seats in a couple of districts.

''We will thrash it out and come out with the official list positively by tomorrow,'' Mr Narendra said.


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