With the first phase of the Lok Sabha election just 20 days away, Congress is yet to finalise its alliances in major states.
While the party is not part of the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (Grand Alliance) of SP, BSP and RLD in Uttar Pradesh, it left seven seats in which the major leaders of the alliance are contesting. Mayawati on Tuesday come down heavily on Congress and asked them to contest from all seats in the state.
In West Bengal, the ‘understanding’ with Left Front has led to only confusion. As impasse over seat sharing continues, Congress state president Somen Mitra called off the talks on Monday. Both the parties will go alone in the polls if the national leadership do not involve again in the talks.
With Congress not going back from its demand for eleven seats in Bihar, the seat sharing with RJD is yet to be concluded. BJP-JD(U)-LJP alliance completed their seat-sharing weeks ago.
UP, Bihar and West Bengal are the top three states which send maximum members to the Lok Sabha.
Even after completing the seat-sharing, it took more time than the normal duration to decide the candidates in a state like Kerala where Congress has a strong presence.
As political analysts point out, this is not a good sign for Congress party.