Congress, NCP agree over 40 seats, the argument remains over 8 for Lok Sabha election 2019
Updated:  Nov 03, 2018, 10:00 AM
The meeting held between Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday to find the solution for seat-sharing in the 2019 polls, have reached an agreement over 40 Lok Sabha constituencies but failed to settle a conflict over eight seats.
Both the part has already declared alliance for the 2019 polls and trying to bring other like like-minded parties together to contest against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena for the upcoming elections.
A senior leader who attended the meeting said, “Both Congress and NCP have staked their claim on some of the seats, which have led to a dispute. Congress wants the Ahmednagar seat, while NCP is stressing on Pune, Aurangabad and Jalna Lok Sabha seats. Things have yet to be sorted out. We are hoping to resolve the issue in the next meeting expected to be held after Diwali. In case, we do not reach a consensus, then the issue pertaining to those seats will be taken to the leadership for resolution.”
Both the parties left three seats for their small allies – Hathkanangale for Raju Shetti-led Swabhiman Paksha, Amravati for Rajendra Gawai-led Republican Party of India (RPI), and Akola for Prakash Ambedkar-led Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM).
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