BJP gives ultimatum to TDP on seat sharing
March 29, 2014 - Hyderabad
The talks between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on seat sharing in the coming elections has to come to a standstill. BJP senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday gave an ultimatum to TDP to come out with a stand within a day.
Venkaiah Naidu said that the party Central Election Committee will be meeting on Monday in New Delhi to take a final call on the issue. He said that the party cannot wait inordinately for the action of the TDP. Venkaiah Naidu said that the party has asked the Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy to go ahead with the preparations unless something happens. Speaking to press, he said that he had asked the State presidents of Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh to be ready to contest all the Assembly and Lok Sabha seats if necessary.
It may be noted that despite several rounds of talks between these two parties, no positive outcome has so far came and may be noted that the Telangana BJP unit chief is against of any seat sharing in the given circumstances. The stalemate came when the BJP is insisting 48 Assembly and 9 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana while 15 Assembly and 5 MP seats in Seemandhra which was turned down by TDP.
Sources said that TDP prepared to 35 Assembly and seven MP in Telangana while 10 Assembly and 3 MP seats in Seemandhra which is not acceptable to BJP.