The conversations were held in Delhi on Thursday. Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Ashok Gehlot and NCP’s Praful Patel ended up also present at the meeting.


Updated:Oct 12, 2018, 8:20 PM IST

Rahul, Sharad Pawar Discussed 50-50 Seat-sharing for 2019 LS Polls in Maharashtra: NCP
Congress president Rahul Gandhi. (Picture: PTI/File photo)

Mumbai: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar held conversations about a seat-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra for the upcoming year’s Lok Sabha elections, the NCP said on Friday.

The conversations have been held in Delhi on Thursday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Nawab Malik explained.

Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Ashok Gehlot and NCP’s Praful Patel were also present at the assembly.

The NCP proposed a 50:50 seat-sharing arrangement in the point out, Malik reported, introducing that both of those the events want to finalise it at the earliest.
He explained Gandhi explained to Pawar that the Congress will explore the proposal “at the local (point out) level”.

The Congress experienced contested 26 seats in the condition in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and won two, even though the NCP had fielded candidates in 22 seats and gained 4.

There are 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra.

On Friday, Pawar held a conference of the NCP’s main committee in this article to explore the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

“Pawar knowledgeable the main committee about yesterday’s conference….We discussed the seats we may contest and the shortlisted candidates,” Malik stated.

The core committee also mentioned difficulties these types of as energy cuts and the drought predicament in Maharashtra, he reported, incorporating that the NCP will soon start a protest above these. &#13

| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta

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