Guwahati, May 14: Conflicts over seat sharing has erupted between opposition Congress and Hills State Demand Council (HSDC) ahead of the polls of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) scheduled on June 12 next.
The two main opposition parties had earlier announced that both parties will combine forces against Bharatiya Janata Party in the council election.
“We still hope that both parties will fight jointly in the polls,” Congress Assam unit president and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora said.
“Congress had already offered eight seats to HSDC in the 26 members council, but the regional party demanded three more seats. We have discussed the issue in a crucial party meeting held in Guwahati last night. We hope HSDC will also come forward with the issue and discussion is going on,” Ripun Bora said.
The Assam state election commission had recently announced the poll dates of the KAAC to be held on June 12 next.
According to the state election commission notification, the last date of filing nomination papers is scheduled on May 19 and counting of polls will be held on June 17.
Meanwhile, a top source of HSDC said that, if seat sharing issue with the Congress remains unsolved, then the regional party will fight the council poll alone.
The Congress is likely to announce its candidate list on May 17 or 18.