With notification for the October 15 Maharashtra assembly elections to be issued tomorrow, the NCP today said it is still awaiting a proposal from the Congress to discuss the seat-sharing arrangement but at the same time has completed all preparations to contest the polls which are barely a month away.
Even as the deadlock over sharing of seats between Shiv Sena and his party for the Maharashtra Assembly Elections continued, BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday night chose to train his guns on NCP chief Sharad Pawar, accusing him of "institutionalising corruption and destroying the system".
As major political coalitions in Maharashtra continue to squabble over seat sharing for the October 15 Assembly elections, attempts at poaching the rivals are afoot with RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Thursday claiming he was invited by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join hands with his party.
day after the NCP inducted eight sitting independent legislators into its partyfold ahead of the state Assembly elections, the party is set to kickstart its first leg of campaign by holding a public rally at Kolhapur in Western Maharashtra Tuesday.
In a pre-election boost to the NCP, nine independent legislators, including a minister, on Monday joined the party which said it was firm on contesting 144 out of the total 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra going to the polls next month.
The Congress-NCP alliance in Gujarat seemed to have crumbled with Sharad Pawar-led party announcing probable candidates for by-polls at two Assembly constituencies, and the candidate for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, ahead of the Congress.
With the continuity of alliance between JD(U), RJD and Congress beyond the Assembly by-elections hotly debated, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said it would make a long journey and the Bihar experience would serve as an example for others to follow.