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The NCP today rubbished "rumours" that some of its MLAs and MPs may indulge in cross-voting in the presidential election and asserted that the party stands firmly with the UPA candidate Meira Kumar.
"The rumours that NCP MPs and MLAs are voting for the NDA presidential candidate are false. We are voting for our candidate Meira Kumar," NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said here.
He said the party has been with Kumar throughout her candidature process and during the filing of her nomination papers.
"All rumours are baseless and should be ignored," he said.
In the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, the BJP has 122 members, Sena-63, Congress-42, NCP-41, Peasants and Workers Party of India (PWP-I)- three, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA)- three, MIM - two, MNS, Samajwadi Party, BBM, CPI-M and RSP - one each and Independents - seven.
Of the 48 Lok Sabha members from the state, 23 are from the BJP, 18 from the Shiv Sena, four of the NCP, two from the Congress and one independent.
In all, there are 355 votes - comprising 288 MLAs, 48 Lok Sabha and 19 Rajya Sabha MPs from the state. Out of this, the BJP-led NDA has 248 votes that comprises 199 MLAs and 49 MPs.
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