Cong seeks more time to finalise seat sharing pact with TMC

New Delhi: Congress on Friday sought more time to firm up seat sharing agreement with the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.

"We want an alliance with Trinamool Congress in West Bengal but further discussion is required. We want some more discussion and for that more time is required," Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters here.

Pressed further to spell out the seat sharing formula in the state, he said, "There are different categories. Some seats are good, some are not good. Some constituencies are considered very good or not good like that. So, actually some more discussions are required."

While Congress is pitching for at least 70 seats in the state, Trinamool is reportedly not ready to give more than 64 seats in the 290-seat Assembly.