Maharashra Opposition Finalizes Seat Sharing, Sena (UBT) Gets 21 Seats, Congress 17

Mumbai: The opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra declared its seat-sharing numbers for the Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday. As per the pact, the Shiv Sena (UBT) will get 21 seats, the Congress will contest 17 seats and the NCP (SP) in 10.

The Congress gave up its claim on the Sangli and Bhiwandi seats, which will now be contested by the Sena (UBT) and the NCP (SP), respectively.

NCP (SP) chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray and state Congress president Nana Patole announced the seat-sharing formula for the 48 parliamentary seats in Maharashtra.

Addressing a press conference at ‘Shivalaya’, the Shiv Sena (UBT) office in south Mumbai, party head and former state chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said, “When victory against the BJP is the larger goal, we have to set aside certain differences.”

The Lok Sabha polls will be held in Maharashtra in five phases from April 19 to May 20.


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