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Business News/ Politics / News/  Lok Sabha Election 2024 : Seat-sharing deal finalised by Maharashtra allies, announcement soon: Sanjay Raut
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Lok Sabha Election 2024 : Seat-sharing deal finalised by Maharashtra allies, announcement soon: Sanjay Raut

In the 2019 general elections, the BJP had won 23 Lok Sabha seats in the state, its then alliance partner Shiv Sena had won 18 seats, undivided NCP had won four while Congress and AIMIM had won a seat each.

Mumbai, India - November 4, 2019: Minister of Envirnoment Ramdas Kadam and Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut interact with media after meeting Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Monday, November 4, 2019. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times) (Kunal Patil/HT Photo) (HT_PRINT)Premium
Mumbai, India - November 4, 2019: Minister of Envirnoment Ramdas Kadam and Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut interact with media after meeting Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Monday, November 4, 2019. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times) (Kunal Patil/HT Photo) (HT_PRINT)

The parties in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance have agreed on a seat-sharing formula in Maharashtra for the coming Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday. 

The details of the agreement will be announced soon, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut told reporters after a meeting of the Congress, NCP-Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena (UBT) in Mumbai.

The MVA parties are part of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc, an amalgamation of leading opposition parties came up last year to fight together in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections against the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). 

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Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats, second highest after Uttar Pradesh which sends 80 members to the lower house of the Parliament. Congress leaders Patole, Prithviraj Chavan, Varsha Gaikwad, NCP (Sharad Pawar faction) leaders Jayant Patil, Jitendra awhad and Anil Deshmukh, and Sena (UBT)'s Sanjay Raut and Vinayak Raut participated in the meeting, according to news agency PTI.

"Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray, state Congress president Nana Patole and Prakash Ambedkar will meet to give final approval to the deal and it will be announced at a press conference," the Rajya Sabha member said.

In the 2019 general elections, the BJP had won 23 Lok Sabha seats in the state, its alliance partner Shiv Sena (which was then undivided) had won 18 seats, undivided NCP had won four while Congress and AIMIM had won a seat each. An independent candidate had won one seat.

Some parties in the bloc have already sealed seat-sharing deals in many states, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, to name a few.

In Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress on Saturday announced a formal seat-sharing arrangement in Delhi.

The AAP will contest four of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi while the remaining three will be contested by the Congress party, as part of the agreement between the two INDIA bloc partners.

(With PTI inputs)

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Published: 29 Feb 2024, 11:49 AM IST
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