Congress-NCP will contest polls together in Maharashtra: AntonyMarch 23rd, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Congress leader and Union Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Monday announced that his party and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) would contest the general elections together in Maharashtra.
In a seat-sharing arrangement, the Congress will contest 26 seats while the NCP will try its luck in 22 parliamentary constituencies.
Antony, who is also the Congress in-charge in the state, said both the parties would also explore the possibility of exchange of seats between them in the state.
Meanwhile, the NCP leader and the Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said they would also explore the possibility of extending the existing alliance to other states as well. (ANI)