Telangana Assembly Elections 2018: 'Grand alliance' inks pre-poll pact

Telangana state assembly Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 08, 2018, 10.10 PM (IST)

The Congress-led grand alliance has inked the pre-poll pact ahead of the upcoming December 7 Assembly elections in Telangana.

As per the seat-sharing arrangement, the Congress would be contesting on 93 constituencies, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 14, Telangana Jan Samithi in 8 and the Communist Party of India (CPI) in 3. 

Congress leaders, including its screening committee, have been working on finalising the names for the assembly polls for the last several days in Delhi.

The alliance comprises the Congress, TDP, TJS and CPI.

Meanwhile, TDP's Telangana unit president L Ramana and other party leaders met party chief N Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada to hold consultations on finalising candidates.

Ramana said the candidates would be finalised in the next couple of days.

The Gazette notification for the polls would be issued on November 12 and the last date of nominations is November 19, according to the schedule released by the Election Commission.

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Congress would be contesting on 93 constituencies, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 14, Telangana Jan Samithi in 8 and the Communist Party of India (CPI) in 3.