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Maharashtra: Congress to Hold 3-day Deliberations for 2019 Lok Sabha Polls, Seat-sharing with NCP to be Discussed

A senior Congress leader said that there was consensus on about 38 seats, while discussions are underway for the remaining.

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress will hold deliberations for three days from November 15 for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

A statement issued by the party informed that state Congress president Ashok Chavan and party general secretary in charge of Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge will take stock of the political situation in all 48 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.

The statement added that seats of Marathwada and Western Maharashtra regions will be deliberated upon on the first day, those in Vidarbha and North Maharashtra on the second day and that of Konkan region on the third day.

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The meet comes days after the Congress and the NCP inched closer to stitching an alliance for next year’s Lok Sabha polls, with both parties reaching a consensus on 38 of the 48 seats in Maharashtra.

Last week, NCP chief Sharad Pawar had reportedly said in Aurangabad that a consensus has been arrived at for 40 seats.

Talking to PTI, a senior Congress leader, who is part of the seat-sharing talks, said consensus has been reached on about 38 seats, while discussions are underway for the other constituencies.

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