Congress to contest 26 seats, NCP 22 in MaharashtraMarch 21st, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has finalised the seat-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra for upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) media department chief M. Veerappa Moily said that the Congress would contest 26 seats while the Sharad Pawar-led NCP would try its luck in 22 parliamentary constituencies.
The number of seats Congress will contest has come down since the 2004 elections. It fielded candidates in 27 constituencies while the NCP could do so only in 18 constituencies. (ANI)