Published On : Thu, Nov 26th, 2015

Congress and NCP agree to share seats to contest elections for 8 MLC seats


Earlier claiming to be separately contesting Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Congress and the NCP have now agreed for seat-sharing to contest the ensuing MLC elections.

It was revealed by NCP state president, Sunil Tatkare, while talking to media during his visit to the city here on Thursday. He informed that a meeting between state presidents and leaders of Cong and NCP had already been held to arrive at this conclusion, and the next meeting would be held on November 30 in order to work out the seat-sharing formula.

According to him, as agreed, out of 8 seats the Congress will contest on 4 seats while the NCP will contest on 2 seats with its sitting MLCs. The NCP has demanded one more seat out of two seats of Mumbai, said Tatkare, adding that the NCP desires to contest on 3 seats while the Cong is already contesting on 4 seats. Now, the seat-sharing will be finalized in the meeting of Nov 30.