Congress, NCP likely to begin seat sharing talks today

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 09:16

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are expected to begin seat sharing discussions in Maharashtra in for the Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who parted ways with Congress in 1999 on the foreign origin issue of Sonia Gandhi, is sharing power with her party in Maharashtra for over 14 years and has been a part of the UPA at the Centre since 2004.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has said it will field candidates on at least 22 seats in the state.

PTI reports that Congress` state unit chief Manikrao Thakre is in favour of slashing NCP quota from 22 seats to 19. Congress had expressed it would contest 29 Lok Sabha seats.
Maharashtra sends 48 MPs to Lok Sabha, which is second largest after Uttar Pradesh.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 08:54

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