The Congress in Karnataka managed to secure 20 seats out of 28, to fight the coming Lok Sabha elections after several rounds of talks with the JD(S) leaders. Former Chief Minister and the chairman of the JD(S)-Congress co-ordination committee, Siddaramaiah had reportedly gained an upper hand in the seat-sharing exercises with the JD(S) Out of the total number 28 Lok Sabha seats, in Karnataka JD(S) will contest in as many as eight Lok Sabha constituencies, while the Congress to field its candidates in 20 seats.
As per the seat sharing arrangements, the coalition partner JD(S) will contest in Hassan, Mandya, Tumakuru, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Chikmagalur, Vijayapura and Bengaluru North. The seats the Congress will field its candidates are, Kolar, Chikkaballapura, Bengaluru South, Bengaluru Central, Mysuru, Chamarajanagara, Dakshinakannada, Chitradurga, Ballari, Belagavi, Chikkodi, Koppal, Davanagere, Dharwad, Bagalkot, Kalaburagi, Haveri and Bidar. The final list for sharing of Lok Sabha seats was released after a meeting held between the JD(S) leader Danish Ali and the AICC president Rahul Gandhi, at Kochi in Kerala on Wednesday.