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Congress is stronger in nearly 180 assembly seats: MPCC

india Updated: Aug 21, 2009 21:15 IST
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The Congress in Maharashtra on Friday said that the pary was in advantageous position in nearly 180 out of the 288 assembly seats, but stopped short of saying whether it would continue alliance with the NCP.

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Manikrao Thakre told reporters in Mumbai that he was only stating facts about the party's strength.

"We are yet to take a final decision on continuing the alliance with the NCP. After delimitation and Lok Sabha election results, the Congress has emerged very strong in nearly 173 assembly segments."

"Independent MLAs, who are our associate members have agreed to contest the election on Congress symbol. There are six such constituencies where the Independent MLAs had won defeating NCP candidates. If there is an alliance, NCP will have to vacate its claim on these seats," he said.

Thakre said his party was in the process of collecting data as the delimitation has changed the political map of the state.

"In-depth study is required and the process will be completed in two three days," he said.