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NCP (SP) won't settle for less in Assembly seat-sharing: Sharad Pawar at party meet

The NCP (SP) has agreed to contest fewer seats than its Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies in the Lok Sabha elections, but the situation will be different in the assembly elections, according to a party leader.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- June 22nd 2024 04:38 PM
NCP (SP) won't settle for less in Assembly seat-sharing: Sharad Pawar at party meet

NCP (SP) won't settle for less in Assembly seat-sharing: Sharad Pawar at party meet

PTC News Desk: The NCP (SP) has agreed to contest fewer seats than its Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies in the Lok Sabha Elections, but the situation will be different in the assembly elections, according to a party leader.

Pawar conducted two meetings on Friday, one with party functionaries from Pune and the area, and another with MLAs and newly elected MPs.


According to City NCP (SP) leader Prashant Jagtap, who attended the first meeting, Pawar told the gathering that the party contested fewer seats in the Lok Sabha elections in order to keep the alliance with the Shiv Sena (UBT) and Congress together.

"He indicated that the picture in the assembly polls will be different," Jagtap informed me.

The NCP (SP) president also assessed the situation in assembly segments in the Pune, Baramati, Maval, and Shirur Lok Sabha constituencies, he stated.

According to a party leader who attended the second meeting, Pawar urged MPs and MLAs to prepare for the next assembly elections.

Meanwhile, state NCP (SP) president Jayant Patil told reporters that the party has still to decide how many seats it would seek in the MVA seat-sharing talks.

Patil stated that the candidate for the Baramati assembly seat, which is now represented by Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, the leader of the rival NCP, would be decided by Pawar senior.

Anil Deshmukh, another top NCP (SP) leader, responded to a question by saying there was no "elder brother and younger brother" in the MVA. "All are equal," he stated.

Following the Lok Sabha results, there was a lot of nervousness among the MLAs in the Ajit Pawar-led side, and some of them called Patil and other NCP(SP) leaders, according to Deshmukh. "Let's see what is to be done with them," he said afterwards.

The NCP (SP) won eight of the ten Lok Sabha seats it contested, but the Ajit Pawar-led fraction won only one of the four.

- PTC NEWS

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