NCP chief Sharad Pawar [Photo/ANI]
NCP chief Sharad Pawar [Photo/ANI]

NCP holds meet at Pawar's house to discuss Lok Sabha candidates

ANI | Updated: Mar 09, 2019 16:37 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 9 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar on Friday held a meeting with the top leaders of his party to chalk out the election strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The names of probable candidates, including those for the Aurangabad and Nagar seats were also discussed during the meeting.
The meeting commenced at 10 pm and ended at 2 am. It was attended by Ajit Pawar, Dilip Walse-Patil, Sunil Tatkare, Jitendra Awhad, Chhagan Bhujbal and Dilip Patil.
Congress party and National Congress Party (NCP) have reached a consensus on December 24 sharing 40 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra.
Speaking to ANI, NCP president Sharad Pawar had stated, "In Maharashtra, NCP and Congress will together contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections along with Peasants and Workers Party of India. Till now, we have decided the seat-sharing on 40 seats, still, eight are left. If any consensus is not reached on remaining eight seats then the final decision will be taken by the two party chiefs in New Delhi."
During 2014 general elections, the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress had fielded political contenders for 27 constituencies in Maharashtra, while the Pawar-led NCP had contested on 21 seats. Earlier, the seat sharing was fixed at 26:22, but later the NCP decided not to contest from the Hatkanangale constituency as it did not have any contender. This seat was later contested by the Congress. (ANI)