Cong, NCP may fight separately in Maha civic polls
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 20:57
Mumbai: The ruling Congress, which has a coalition with NCP in Maharashtra, may go it alone in the elections to 196 municipal councils scheduled for December 8.

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee chief Manikrao Thakre today said district-level party leaders were of the opinion that alliances should be formed only where Shiv Sena-BJP combine were strong.

The elections would cover 196 municipal councils, 27 zilla parishads, 305 panchayat samitis and 10 municipal corporations.

MPCC is planning a "Dikshabhoomi" to Rajghat (Nagpur- Delhi) yatra from December 6, to mark the "social justice year", he informed.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and AICC state in-charge Mohan Prakash addressed a meeting of party district office- bearers here today.

Chavan stressed that local bodies polls were a "mini Assembly election", party sources said.

Office-bearers (from the districts where the municipal council polls will be held) submitted reports on local political situation and said there were complaints against the NCP among local Congress cadres, they said.


First Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 20:57

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