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Cong to contest 20 seats and JDS 8 in LS polls

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The will contest 20 seats and JDS eight in the polls in under a deal finalised by the two ruling coalition partners Wednesday, the JDS said.

The seat sharing was hammered out at a meeting and JD(S) generalDanish Ali at Kochi in this evening, party sources said.

JD(S) will contest in Uttara Kannada, Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Tumkur, Hassan, Mandya, Bengaluru North and Vijayapura, according to the sources.

During a recent meeting with at Delhi, JD(S) supremo H D had scaled down his party's demand and asked the national party to allot at least 10 out of the 28 seats to his party.

JD(S) had earlier demanded that it be given 12 seats to contest.

JD(S) has already announced Gowda's grandsons Nikhil Kumaraswamy and as candidates from the party bastions of Mandya and Hassan respectively.

While Nikhil is son of Kumaraswamy, Prajwal is the son of Gowda's elder son and H D Revanna.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:45 IST