Maharashtra Elections: Congress, NCP may contest upcoming polls along with the Red Flag

In order to form a united front and focus to defeat BJP, NCP and Congress plan to ally with the left parties

Maharashtra Elections: Congress, NCP may contest upcoming polls along with the Red Flag

Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha and Maharashtra elections next year, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan shared a dais at an event organised by All Indian Kisan Sabha (AIKS) which is affiliated to Communist Party of India (Marxist). 

NCP-Congress have decided to form an alliance in Maharashtra before the upcoming elections in order to defeat BJP. Earlier, both the parties had discussed to form a mega-alliance of like-minded parties. 

Speaking at a farmers’ convention, Pawar asserted that they, including the left, need to come together for to discuss the future actions and plan for the coming years. At the convention, they were discussing the problems of farmers and their distress. 

Pawar added that amid severe drought situation, which is intensifying in Maharashtra, the major political discussions are focused on the Ram Mandir issue. Accusing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “misusing the power”, Pawar criticised the ruling party for allegedly attacking institutions including judiciary and Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

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Chavan informed that there is a possibility to form a united front including CPI(M). There will be a discussion between the left party and NCP-Congress and Congress President Rahul Gandhi has also instructed us to initiate the discussion.

Meanwhile, AIKS decided that they will protest in New Delhi on November 29 and 30, pressing their demands to have a special parliamentary session for discussing the problem faced by the farmers in the agricultural sector. With their new slogan “Narendra Modi, Kisan Virodhi”, the farmers seek from the parliament to focus on private member bills including farm loan waiver. 

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