Maharashtra civic election result 2017: After doing poorly in the Maharashtra Civic polls, Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Friday said that Congress may ally with Nationalist Congress Party post polls. “Congress is positive towards a post poll alliance with NCP in 25 Zilla Parishads in Maharashtra,” said Ashok Chavan. NCP and Congress have had many talks since the run-up to the civic polls, but even after multiple rounds of talks, the Congress and NCP had failed to finalise their seat-sharing agreement for both Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad.
Before the BMC polls, when Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party broke their alliance, NCP and Congress came closer. The NCP, took a major blow in the municipal council elections late last year, was keen to team up with Congress this time.
Chavan said that NCP and Congress will support each other in Zilla Parishads. When asked by reporters today what would be Congress’ stand in Mayor’s election, Chavan said, “It is up to Sena and BJP who are partners in the state government to decide whether they are together after the elections in Mumbai.”
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In BMC polls Sena won 84 seats while BJP won 82 in the elections to 227-member city corporation, BMC. Congress with 31 seats was a distant third. No one made the 114 figure to be able to control the cash-rich BMC. Chavan was was speaking to media after chairing a party leaders’ meeting to take a stock of election results. NCP proposed cooperation for Zilla Parishad presidents’ elections, he said, adding that Congress had agreed to it, PTI reported.
“We agreed to the proposal. In the Zilla Parishads where we have higher number the NCP will support us while in the places where their number is higher we will support them,” he said.