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Maha: Cong & NCP hold talks for proposed grand alliance

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Opposition and in Wednesday held a meeting to finalise the contours of the proposed grand alliance against the ruling BJP, and decided to expedite its process.

The state unit leaders of both the parties met at the residence of of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil.

said it was decided to expedite the process of finalising the talks with Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh Prakash Ambedkar, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader and Left parties.

Talks with are in the final stages, he said.

"If Ambedkar is flexible, is ready to accommodate him. Congress is positive about the issues he has raised other than the demand for number of seats," Thakre said.

According to him, the final seat-sharing formula would be decided after talks with smaller parties conclude.

"We need to see which constituencies will be given to the smaller parties. The formula will be balanced," he said.

leader said the two parties will meet again tomorrow.

"We are ready to give four seats to Ambedkar and one seat to CPM," he said.

The former of also said there was no discussion on the Ahmednagar Lok Sabha seat, which the Congress is staking claim to.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 22:50 IST