Alliance with NCP not falling apart: Congress
Congress leader Manish Tewari said Tuesday that his party's alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party was not falling apart and stressed that a tussle about the number of seats to be contested happens during every election.
Tewari told ANI, "Congress and NCP have had a coalition government in Maharashtra since 1999-2014. Ever since then, any election we have fought has always seen a bit od tussle. But it doesn't mean that the coalition is falling apart."
Congress leader Rashid Alvi also emphasized that the issue of the number of seats to be contested by Congress and the NCP will be solved through discussion.
He told ANI, "This is the internal matter of the party. When elections happen these kinds of issues about seats normally arise, Congress and NCP will solve it through discussion."
The Congress Party's assurance comes after NCP leader Majid Memon said that that the Congress party must respect the sentiments of NCP and its legitimate demands regarding seats.
Memon also warned that if the Congress doesn't reduce its rigidity and arrogance it will disintegrate and its future will be a cause of worry.
The NCP is reportedly demanding a lion's share of 144 out of the 288 seats in the upcoming Assembly Elections.
(Posted on 23-07-2014)