Lok Sabha elections are approaching and the opposition has been holding talks with the alliance partners. The Model Code of conduct is expected to be brought in force in the first or second week of March. And thus, political parties have started working on a war front. On Wednesday, after the end of the budget session, NCP chief Sharad Pawar held a meeting with several opposition leaders at his residence in Delhi. He also talked to Congress President Rahul Gandhi about the alliance and seat-sharing in Maharashtra.
On Thursday, the NCP chief conducted a party meeting with all the senior leaders of the party here in Mumbai. The aim of the meeting was to discuss and finalize the strategy before the end of the month.
The Maharashtra state has a total of 48 Lok Sabha seats. Currently, NCP has 4 seats while Congress has only 2 seats. The alliance partners are also working out on a seat-sharing formula.
However, the core issue of the meeting was whether Sharad Pawar would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election or not? Earlier, there were reports that Sharad Pawar may contest from Maadha constituency. However, there was no official confirmation about the same from the party.
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