Maharashtra NCP President Sunil Tatkare was elected unopposed to Maharashtra Legislative Council with Congress withdrawing its candidate from the fray for the by-election to the lone seat vacated by Shiv Sena`s Vinayak Raut here.
Against the backdrop of Congress and NCP, the alliance partners in Maharashtra government, flexing their muscles over number of seats to be contested in upcoming Assembly elections, state NCP chief Sunil Tatkare on Wednesday said the seat-sharing formula of 2009 should be the basis to seal the deal.
Asserting that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has no plans to contest the forthcoming Assembly elections on its own, Maharashtra NCP president Sunil Tatkare said here on Thursday that the Congress-NCP seat sharing formula would be finalised by Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi.
NCP`s Maharashtra unit chief Sunil Tatkare and state Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar have asked the leaders of the party`s Thane unit to shed their differences and come together for the upcoming Assembly polls.
Even though NCP managed to swap the Raigad Lok Sabha constituency with Congress, its high profile candidate and Maharashtra water resources minister Sunil Tatkare may not have a cakewalk during the elections.
The announcement by Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare on releasing water to Marathwada from dams in Nashik district has met with criticism not only from Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) but also from the minister`s own party NCP.