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WB polls: Pranab, Mamata to finalise seat sharing on Tuesday

March 15, 2011 01:16 IST
Senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee called up Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday night and they are likely to hold final round of talks on Tuesday to resolve differences over seat sharing between the two parties for the Assembly polls in West Bengal.

"Yes, the Union Finance Minister telephoned our party leader. I have heard that he is coming to Kolkata on Tuesday and the two are likely to have a meeting on seat sharing," Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy, a close confidante of Mamata.

The first round of formal talks between the two parties was held in New Delhi on Sunday.

 Sources in Delhi said the Congress, which earlier demanded 100 seats, is likely to agree on contesting 70 plus seats. Trinamool Congress has revised its offer from 45 to 64 seats.
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