Maharashtra Congress leaders seek early conclusion of alliance talks

Maharashtra Congress leaders seek early conclusion of alliance talks

MUMBAI: Congress
leaders in
Maharashtra urged the state leadership Thursday to finalize alliances and seat-sharing for the coming Maharashtra Assembly elections at the soonest.

While the Congress and NCP have already decided to contest the elections together, there is uncertainty over whether Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) would join hands with them.

State Congress chief
Ashok Chavan and other
leaders Thursday held a meeting to review, district-wise, results
of the Lok Sabha elections and
chalk out plans for the state polls.

Party’s Maharashtra in-charge
Mallikarjun Kharge was also present at the meeting.

A party source said that some
leaders opined that the decision on tie-up with the VBA should be taken at the earliest, and if Ambedkar was not willing to join the
alliance, there was no point in wooing him at the cost
of displeasing the party’s own cadre.

Leaders also requested that seat-sharing should be finalized at the earliest,” the source added.

With the
monsoon session
of the state legislature commencing next week, the party will announce its new legislature party leader, in place
ofRadhakrishna Vikhe Patil, in the next two days, a senior Congress leader said.

Vikhe-Patil, whose son Sujay won Lok Sabha election on BJP ticket, has resigned as MLA.

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