NCP: Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar discussed seat-sharing for Lok Sabha elections 2019
Updated:  Oct 12, 2018, 12:00 PM
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and NCP head Sharad Pawar discussed seat-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra for Lok Sabha elections 2019, the NCP said on Friday.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Nawab Malik said the discussions were held in Delhi on Thursday.
The discussions were held in the presence of Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot and NCP's Praful Patel.
Malik said NCP proposed a 50:50 seat-sharing arrangement in the state. He added, both the parties want to finalise it at the earliest.
Rahul Gandhi told Pawar that the Congress will discuss the proposal "at the local (state) level", said Nawab Malik.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Congress had contested 26 seats in the state and manage to won only two, while the NCP had fielded candidates in 22 seats and won four.
On Friday, Pawar held a meeting of the NCP's core committee here to discuss the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Malik said, "Pawar informed the core committee about yesterday's meeting. We discussed the seats we may contest and the shortlisted candidates."
The other issues were also discussed in the core committee meeting such as power cuts and the drought situation in Maharashtra, he said, adding that the NCP will soon launch a protest over these.
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