NCP chief Sharad Pawar holds review meeting after defeat in Lok Sabha elections

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday organised a meeting to discuss the strategy for upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections


After witnessing defeat in the recent Lok Sabha elections, the opposition parties are conducting review meetings in order to address the setback. Along with senior leaders, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday organised a discussion in order to contemplate on the reasons behind their loss in the 2019 general elections and to discuss the strategy for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. 

In the meeting, it was decided that the young and new faces will replace the old candidates in areas where the NCP has failed to leave its mark. This clears that many new faces will be seen contesting the upcoming state assembly polls. Along with this, the issue of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) was also discussed in the meeting and the emphasis was made on the use of ballot papers. 

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In the political circle, the speculations suggest that Congress and NCP may merge both the parties in order to get the numbers for electing the opposition leader in the Parliament while Sharad Pawar will be made the party President.  However, nothing of such sorts has been confirmed yet. Congress has only 52 seats while NCP has five and the requirement of 54 MPs in necessary in order to appoint the opposition leader.