Spell out stand on alliance by Sept 11: NCP asks Cong
Apparently to pressurise Congress for alliance in coming assembly polls in Maharashtra, NCP today said it would finalise candidates for all the 288 seats.
New Delhi: Apparently to pressurise
Congress for alliance in coming assembly polls in Maharashtra,
NCP today said it would finalise candidates for all the 288
seats if it does not get any offer from its coalition partner
on seat-sharing by September 11.
NCP General Secretary Govindrao Adik said the party`s
Parliamentary Board meeting in Mumbai on September 11 would
decide the candidates for all seats if Congress does not come
up with any proposal by then.
Adik`s remarks came a day after party chief Sharad
Pawar asked Congress to start quickly seat-sharing talks.
While Pawar has pitched for the 2004 seat-sharing
formula, Congress has indicated it is not in favour of that
saying ground realities have to be taken into account
following the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls in which
Congress did better than its coalition partner.
Senior Congress leaders claim the two parties are likely
to begin seat-sharing talks in a day or two but there has been
no forward movement so far for the alliance for the October 13
Meanwhile, Adik said he will be visiting poll-bound
Haryana after September 12 and present a report to the party
chief who will decide on the issue of contesting elections