"We are discussing seat-sharing (between Congress and NCP) but also want to accommodate a maximum number of like-minded parties to avoid division of votes," he said.
Congress leaders Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and Manikrao Thakre are holding talks with Dalit leader and Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh chief Prakash Ambedkar in order to persuade him to join the alliance, Chavan said.
"We haven't got any proposal for taking them along. Even if there is a proposal, there is no question of accepting it," the Congress leader said.
"At present we are talking about individual seats and winning potential of possible candidates," he said.
Meanwhile, sources said that one of the Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra which could be contentious in the alliance talks between the NCP and Congress could be Ahmednagar, which Congress leader Vikhe Patil wants for his son.
Ahmednagar is currently in the NCP's quota.
The NCP is eyeing Pune, which is currently in the Congress's quota, sources said.
The Congress may agree to cede Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Lok Sabha seat to the NCP since the Congress does not have a good candidate there after Narayan Rane quit the party, sources added. The seat was earlier held by Rane's son Nilesh Rane.
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