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Congress to propose three names each for 4 LS seats in Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The in has decided to propose names of three poll ticket aspirants each from four of the six constituencies in to the central leadership, while it has finalised the candidate for one seat, sources said on Monday.

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of state party leaders here.

was among the leaders who attended the meeting.

According to the sources, former Union Milind Deora would be the party candidate from the South constituency for the upcoming elections.

Deora has represented the constituency in the past.

The North-East seat is likely to go to the NCP as part of a seat-sharing arrangement between the two alliance partners.

Mumbai North, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai North-West and Mumbai South-Central are the remaining four parliamentary seats in the metropolis.

"It has been decided that names of three ticket aspirants from each of these four seats would be sent to the central leadership to take the final call," the sources said.

The sources said the and the NCP may take another week to finalise the seat-sharing arrangement between them.

The two parties had drawn a blank in Mumbai in the 2014 elections.

The BJP and the had won three seats each then.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 22:40 IST