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NCP warns its district units against any pact with Sena & BJP

Sunil Tatkare

Mumbai : NCP today said it has warned its district units against any kind of pact with Shiv Sena and BJP for the upcoming polls to Zilla Parishads (ZP), panchayat samiti and municipal corporations.

NCP state unit president Sunil Tatkare told reporters that if such an alliance comes to the notice of the state party leadership, A and B forms (signed by the president or secretary of the party for candidates to file their nomination) will not be given to the candidates.

“Stern action will be taken against those joining hands with Shiv Sena and BJP. We expect the Congress to take a similar action,” he said.

Tatkare said for the second phase of ZP polls on Febraury 21, talks are on at district level with the Congress.

“Alliance (with Congress) is likely to be finalised at majority places,” he said.

Tatkare slammed the Sena-BJP for discussing seat adjustments and at the same time targetting each other.

“It is immaterial to us whether they align or not. However, Sena says seat sharing should be done on basis of BJP’s 2012 strength in Mumbai. While BJP says its strength has increased since 2014. If that is the case, BJP should compare its recent performance in the Municipal council polls with that of its 2014 assembly election success and not the municipal council results five years ago,” he said.

“We were keen on an alliance in Mumbai, but that did not materialise since the city Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam declared that his party did not need us,” Tatkare said.

A total of 25 ZPs and 283 panchayat samitis will go to polls in two phases next month. Polling for ten municipal corporations in Maharashtra, including the cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), will be held on February 21. PTI MRNCP warns its dist units not to have any pact with Sena & BJP

Mumbai, Jan 25 (PTI) NCP today said it has warned its district units against any kind of pact with Shiv Sena and BJP for the upcoming polls to Zilla Parishads (ZP), panchayat samiti and municipal corporations.

NCP state unit president Sunil Tatkare told reporters that if such an alliance comes to the notice of the state party leadership, A and B forms (signed by the president or secretary of the party for candidates to file their nomination) will not be given to the candidates.

“Stern action will be taken against those joining hands with Shiv Sena and BJP. We expect the Congress to take a similar action,” he said.

Tatkare said for the second phase of ZP polls on February 21, talks are on at district level with the Congress.

“Alliance (with Congress) is likely to be finalised at majority places,” he said.

Tatkare slammed the Sena-BJP for discussing seat adjustments and at the same time targeting each other.

“It is immaterial to us whether they align or not.
However, Sena says seat sharing should be done on basis of BJP’s 2012 strength in Mumbai. While BJP says its strength has increased since 2014. If that is the case, BJP should compare its recent performance in the Municipal council polls with that of its 2014 assembly election success and not the municipal council results five years ago,” he said.

“We were keen on an alliance in Mumbai, but that did not materialise since the city Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam declared that his party did not need us,” Tatkare said.

A total of 25 ZPs and 283 panchayat samitis will go to polls in two phases next month. Polling for ten municipal corporations in Maharashtra, including the cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), will be held on February 21.

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