Reacting to news over the Telangana Jana Samithi's (TJS) ultimatum to the Congress demanding immediate announcement of the contestants for the upcoming Assembly elections, Prof Kodandaram said that his party did not join hands with the Congress for the sake of gaining seats from the alliance.
Speaking at a press conference here today, he said that deliberations on arriving at a joint action plan, its implementation and respectable status to the TJS in the grand alliance were on. Admitting that the TJS leadership was in a hurry to wrap up the deliberations, he said that their aim was to achieve collective success.
Kodandaram indicated that a decision would be taken by the four parties in the alliance, in the next two days. "Together, all the parties would be able to take a strong agenda into the masses. We have always maintained confidentiality about seat-sharing. We are aware of the parameters to be taken under consideration for allotting seats. We never demanded a certain number of seats," he said.
"The grand alliance would decide whether I would contest in the upcoming elections", he said. He added that in a matter of two days, all doubts on seat-sharing would be dispelled.
Meanwhile, prominent advocate Prahlad, who had worked along with Kodandaram in the Telangana Joint Action Committee (T-JAC), joined the TJS here. Earlier, Prahlad came out of the JAC over differences with Kodandaram. Speaking on the occasion, he revealed that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders asked him to criticize Kodandaram by offering him the post of a public prosecutor.
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