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Miffed NCP skips meeting called by Sonia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today skipped a meeting of opposition parties convened by to express its displeasure over allegations by some leaders that its two MLAs did not vote for Ahmed Patel in the elections.

leader said even when his party had issued a three-line whip to its MLAs to vote for the Congress, leaders of that party are accusing it of not supporting its candidate.

"Even after we issued a whip to our MLAs, they voted for the Why should we be accused of not supporting it? That is why we decided to boycott this meeting," Patel told PTI.

Asked whether the party will be part of the opposition unity, he said the issue will be decided "when time comes".

Patel said the is not part of alliance in or elsewhere with the Congress, "still we supported Congress".

He also wondered why the NCP should run after the Congress, when the party led by is one of the various opposition parties.

Sources have said that one of the two MLAs voted for the while the other defied the whip.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 19:42 IST