Congress President Rahul Gandhi (File Pic)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi (File Pic)

Rahul to announce Congress candidates for 2 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra today

ANI | Updated: Mar 23, 2019 12:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 23 (ANI): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday likely to announce the candidates for the two Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, sources said.
“During the Congress Central Election Committee meeting, Rahul will decide on who will contest from which seat. Seats would be allotted by Rahul will quell discontent,” sources told ANI.
Congress party leaders were unable to reach on consensus on two parliamentary seats in Maharashtra— Mumbai North and Mumbai North-West.
There is no fight in the party and no such claimants for Mumbai North seat but three party leaders are eyeing the Mumbai North-West including  Mumbai Congress Committee (MCC) President Sanjay Nirupam, ex-president MCC Kripa Singh and National Spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi.
In the 2014 general elections, BJP’s Gopal Chinayya had won Mumbai North while Mumbai North-West bagged by Shiv Sena’s Gajanan Chandrakant. 
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is contesting the polls in alliance with the Congress in Maharashtra where 48 Lok Sabha seats are at stake. (ANI)