NCP to elect legislative party leader on Monday
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 15:34
Mumbai: A meeting of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs will be held on Monday to elect their leader for the post of next deputy chief minister of Maharashtra.

The meeting will be held at 1.00 pm at the party office in Vidhan Bhavan, South Mumbai, NCP state unit spokesman Madan Bafna said here on Saturday.

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, senior leaders D P Tripathi, Tariq Anwar and Govindrao Adik have been appointed observers to oversee the process, he said.

Besides the incumbent Chhagan Bhujbal, several others including state unit president RR Patil and NCP chief Sharad Pawar's nephew and cabinet minister Ajit Pawar are said to be in the race for the number two post.

NCP, which is part of the Congress-led ruling coalition in the state since 1999, has won 62 seats, nine less than last time, while Congress won 82 seats in the just-concluded assembly polls in Maharashtra.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 15:34

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