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Elective merit for Pune LS seat candidate: Chavhan

PUNE: The Congress, which is staking declare to the Pune Lok Sabha seat in alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), will consider simplest the non-compulsory advantage while deciding on its candidate, state chief Ashok Chavhan said in Pune on Friday.

Rumours have been rife that the Congress will carry a candidate from every other birthday celebration, as an alternative of giving a ticket to a partyman.

“We have no longer finalised any identify, however the candidate who has the capacity of getting elected, might be picked. We have were given a couple of programs. The birthday celebration will come to a decision on the suitable time,” he said.

Both the parties, which can be part of United Progressive Alliance, had contested the 2014 election one at a time, however wish to forge an alliance for 2019 Lok Sabha election.

“We are positive about joining palms with NCP. The Pune Lok Sabha seat has been with the Congress and we will be able to stake a declare for it,” he said.

Chavan, on Thursday, had said that the state government might be dissolved by way of the month-end. He said he stood by way of his observation, despite chief minister Devendra Fadnavis ruling out the likelihood.

“My resources say the BJP leadership needs to conduct both elections concurrently. Then, the code of conduct must be imposed in March. The chief minister must surrender by way of the month-end,” Chavan said.

He said the BJP and Sena-led state government had failed to care for the farmers’ issues. The Union and state governments didn't saved their phrases, he said.

‘No alliance with MNS or MIM’

Chavan ruled out the possibility of joining palms with MIM or Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. “We is not going to have an alliance with the MIM at any level. That is our coverage,” he said. Congress’s alliance spouse NCP is considering sharing a couple of seats with MNS. Chavan said his birthday celebration is probably not in favour of the sort of tie-up.

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