KMC election: Cong, TC yet to seal seat sharing deal
Demonstrations before the Congress office here continued today over distribution of tickets and the "insulting terms" of the alliance with the Trinamool Congress for next month's elections to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.india Updated: Apr 28, 2010 20:52 IST
Demonstrations before the Congress office here continued on Wednesday over distribution of tickets and the "insulting terms" of the alliance with the Trinamool Congress for next month's elections to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).
A day after the vandalism at the WBPCC office, Congress workers demonstrated again in the morning and afternoon protesting against tickets being given to two existing councillors for the May 30 KMC poll.
Party workers also demanded that the tie up with Trinamool Congress should be on "honourable terms".
The Congress office was vandalised on Tuesday by a section of partymen who damaged the computer room, smashed chairs and television set.
Meanwhile, the party was yet to clinch the seat sharing deal for the KMC election with Trinamool which has reportedly offered 25 of the 141 seats.
Stating that the party demanded 51 seats, Congress leader in KMC Pradip Ghose said that Trinamool might not offer 51 seats, but it could not be 25 either.
He, however, said that he was for the alliance with Trinamool and wanted to see a mayor from that party.
Congress leader from Hooghly Abdul Mannan said the party would field candidates in all the seats in 12 municipalities in the district as Trinamool leaders had taken an adamant attitude.
First Published: Apr 28, 2010 20:48 IST