Congress, NCP tie-up for Maharashtra polls

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Congress, NCP tie-up for Maharashtra polls
New Delhi, Sep 23: The Congress and the National Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday, Sep 22 announced that they will contest the Oct 13 Maharashtra assembly polls together.

The Congress and the NCP will contest 174 and 114 seats respectively, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, state Congress president Manikrao Thakre and NCP leader Praful Patel told media persons.

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The two parties will start announcing lists of their candidates from Thursday, Sep 24.

In the Apr-May Lok Sabha elections, the Congress contested 25 of the 48 seats in the state and won 17, while the NCP won only eight of the 21 seats it contested.

The Congress and NCP have been ruling the state for the past 10 years. While they had last week arrived at an understanding to continue their alliance.

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