Cong, JD(S) may join hands in State council elections


The Janata Dal (Secular) has demanded 10 of the 25 seats. But the party is likely to get only eight.
Thus, while the Janata Dal (Secular) may contest in eight, the Congress is likely to fight in 17.

The Janata Dal (Secular) may field its candidates in Hassan, Mandya, Mysore, Bangalore Rural, Tumkur, Chitradurga, Belgaum and Dharwad. The regional outfit has also demanded Chikmagalur and Koppal.

An informal understanding over seat-sharing came up at a meeting of Janata Dal(Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy and All India Congress Committee general secretary in charge of Karnataka Ghulam Nabi Azad. 

High command

The Union health minister is likely to meet All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday to finalise the deal.  Azad met State Congress leaders on Thursday when they  approved the pact.
The last date for filing nominations is December 1, and polling will be held on December 18.

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