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Left to jointly negotiate with JD(S) on alliance in Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

parties -- CPI(M) and CPI -- have decided to jointly negotiate with the H D Deve Gowda- led JD(S) on alliance for the upcoming Assembly elections in

said today that a senior party functionary of the JD(S) has spoken to him on a possible tie-up for the polls.

The term of the 224-member Assembly ends in May.

"I had a talk with Sitaram Yechury (CPI(M) General Secretary); we together want to negotiate with them (JD-S), if there is a possibility, we will discuss with them," Reddy told here.

He said he has also suggested to Yechury to talk to his unit on the issue.

Reddy has asked his party unit in to discuss at the state-level between the party and the CPI(M) and then take a decision on joining hands.

Reddy noted that former Deve had already said that his party is ready for an understanding with for the polls to the Assembly.

The BSP and the JD(S) yesterday announced that they are entering into an alliance to contest the Assembly polls together, and said it would continue in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as well.

As per the understanding, the BSP will be contesting from eight reserved and 12 general Assembly constituencies spread across 14 districts of the state.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 13:20 IST