Pawar Claims Con­sen­sus With Congress on 40 Ma­ha­rash­tra LS Seats

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The NCP has reached a con­sen­sus with Congress on 40 Lok Sabha seats in Ma­ha­rash­tra while talks are un­der way for eight other seats — fall­ing in Au­rangabad and Pune re­gion — said NCP supremo Sharad Pawar dur­ing his visit to Au­rangabad last fort­night. “Lo­cal party func­tionar­ies are seek­ing tick­ets cit­ing poor show by the Congress Party in these con­stituen­cies. If the lo­cal func­tionar­ies of both Congress and NCP fails to make a con­sen­sus, me and Rahul Gandhi would step in to sort out is­sue of two-three seats in the re­gion,” said Pawar. Hint­ing at the pos­si­bil­ity of change of guard at the Cen­tre in 2019, Pawar said that a coali­tion of re­gional par­ties would come into ex­is­tence as an al­ter­na­tive to the BJP. To a ques­tion as to who would lead the al­liance, he re­it­er­ated that it would be de­cided af­ter the elec­tions.

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