NCP chief Sharad Pawar not to contest Lok Sabha polls: Praful Patel

Last Updated: Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 15:00

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Sunday said that the party chief Sharad pawar will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections due in the second quarter of this year.

Patel, while talking to reporters, said instead of LS polls Pawar will stand for the Rajya Sabha elections.
NCP had contested 22 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats from the state in last Parliamentary elections. Alliance partner Congress has said that it favours the 29:19 seat sharing formula as NCP had fared badly in several of the 22 constituencies especially in Western Maharashtra.
However, NCP is adamant that it will contest on 22 seats and was open to swapping of few seats with the ally.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 15:00

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