ADVERTISEMENT

NCP Seeks Equal Number of Seats in Maharashtra Assembly Polls

The Congress-NCP had a meeting regarding the seat-sharing arrangement in the Mumbai on Tuesday, 16 July.

Published
India
1 min read
NCP Seeks Equal Number of Seats in Maharashtra Assembly Polls
i

The NCP wants an equal number of seats from the Congress in the Maharashtra state Assembly polls, citing the drubbing of its alliance partner in Lok Sabha elections, party sources said.

They said the Congress-NCP had a meeting regarding the seat-sharing arrangement in the Mumbai on Tuesday, 16 July.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress won only one seat from the state while the NCP bagged four.

In 2014, the Congress had won two seats from the state while the NCP won four.

The NCP had contested on 21 seats while its partner Congress fielded candidates in 26.

The Congress and the NCP have been in an alliance since 1999.

It was only in 2014 state assembly polls that the two sides parted ways.

ADVERTISEMENT

In the 2004 assembly polls, the NCP had won more seats than the Congress, but the latter bagged the chief minister's post.

“The situation has changed now. We have performed better than the Congress in the last two Lok Sabha polls. So, the seats have to be divided equally,” a party leader said.

The Maharashtra assembly has 288 seats.

The NCP also held its working committee meeting on Tuesday, where the party deliberated on the reasons behind its performance in the Lok Sabha polls.

The working committee also discussed the upcoming state assembly polls in the state.

"Voting through EVMs was also deliberated upon by the working committee," the leader added.

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Quint Insider
25
100
200

or more

PREMIUM

3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Insider Benefits
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT
×
×