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Shetti to wait till Thursday evening to decide whether to quit NCP-Cong alliance or not

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After having talks with senior leaders and Ashok Chavan, the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) will wait till Thursday evening before deciding whether to be a part of NCP-alliance or not in Maharashtra, said on Thursday.

Shetti, of SSS, confirmed to ANI that he has agreed to wait till Thursday evening after senior leaders requested him to do so.

A meeting of Pradesh Congress Committee is slated to be held on Thursday where the issues related to the ensuing Sabha elections will be discussed.

Commenting on his two-day ultimatum to Congress-over seat sharing, he said: "I should get at least two seats. When I was in the BJP, we got three seats. In the Congress, I should get at least two seats, if not three."

The three seats are-Wardha, Buldhana, and Hatkanangale, the seat which Shetti himself represents in the Sabha. In Maharashtra, 48 Sabha seats are at stake.

However, Shetti reaffirmed that he will not go with the BJP. "I can contest elections alone, but I will not go with the BJP," he said.

The Congress is reportedly willing to give only one seat to the but at the same time is not willing to disappoint the regional party given Shetti's clout among farmers of the state.

On Tuesday, gave a two-day ultimatum to Congress and to decide his party's demand for three Lok Sabha seats in

"is prepared to contest 15 constituencies if we have to contest alone," he said Tuesday. He, however, added that everyone should come together to defeat Narendra Modi, "but the Congress and do not seem to be serious."

The Election Commission of on March 10 announced the schedule for 17th Lok Sabha election, which will be held in seven phases, beginning April 11. The final phase of voting will take place on May 19. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 15:07 IST