Congress-JDS agree on 20-8 seat-sharing deal in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Mar 13: Janata Dal (Secular) Wednesday finalised seat-sharing with its alliance partner Congress. JDS National Secretary General and Convenor Danish Ali met with Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Kochi and finalised the seat-sharing. The Congress and JDS agreed on 20-8 seat-sharing deal.
On Monday, the Congress' screening committee met in New Delhi to resolve the issue of seat-sharing with JD(S). The meeting was inconclusive as the JD (S) was insisiting on Tumakuru, Raichur and Mysuru seats.
Former CM Siddaramaiah was against giving his home district Mysuru to JD (S), so he managed to retain Mysuru with the Congress. Finally, JD(S) managed to get Tumkuru Lok Sabha seat.
- Uttara Kannada
- Bengaluru North
Earlier, on February 28, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had said that if the Congress and JD(S) alliance won at least 20-22 seats in the state, then a Kannadiga could once again become the prime minister of the country.