AIADMK, BJD and Trinamool Unwilling Members to Sit Next to Congress in LS?

Published: 14th July 2014 10:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2014 10:39 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: AIADMK, Trinamool Congress and Biju Janata Dal appear to be unwilling to have seats in Lok Sabha along with Congress which has the largest number of seats in the non-governmental side.       

Parliament sources said AIADMK, Trinamool Congress, BJD, whose numbers together add up to 91 in the opposition side after Congress, are not keen about the idea of sitting next to Congress.       

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who has to get the seating arrangement in place through the Lok Sabha Secretariat, is trying to sort out the issue for which a number of meetings have already been held.       

While Congress, which has been making a strong pitch for the Leader of the Opposition post in the House, has 44 members, AIADMK has 37, Trinamool Congress 34 and BJD 20.

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