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NCP Chief Sharad Pawar Meets Sonia Gandhi over Seat-sharing Arrangement for Maharashtra Polls

NYOOOZ 2019-09-10 05:30:00


New Delhi: NCP leader Sharad Pawar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence on Tuesday and is learnt to have discussed the seat-sharing arrangement between the two parties for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.
The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have already decided to contest the polls together.
The two parties had contested the assembly polls in 2014 separately, but got together in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and contested the seats as part of a coalition.
While the Congress screening committee for Maharashtra met in Delhi under the chairmanship of Jyotiraditya Scindia and discussed candidates for the assembly polls, Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat and NCP's Ajit Pawar held separate talks in Mumbai over seat-sharing arrangement, sources said.
Over the past few weeks, state leaders of the two parties have met several times to discuss the matter.