NCP national executive to decide on allying with Congress
A final decision about the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) forming an electoral alliance with the Congress or any other party for Bihar assembly polls will be taken by the national executive and party president Sharad Pawar.patna Updated: May 20, 2010 16:50 IST
A final decision about the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) forming an electoral alliance with the Congress or any other party for Bihar assembly polls will be taken by the national executive and party president Sharad Pawar.
Party general secretary Tariq Anwar said the state unit was prepared to contest the assembly elections on its own strength and ruled out any alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP).
He, however, hinted that the party might form an alliance with the Congress during the Bihar assembly polls saying that the party has electoral alliance with the Congress in Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat.
He said for the first time national executive of the party would be held in party office in Patna on June 19 in which senior party leaders including party president Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel, Chaggan Bhujbal and others would participate to discuss a number of national and international issues, including strategies to win the maximum number of seats in the assembly elections due in November this year.
The party leaders will attend a function in Patna on the completion of one decade of the formation of the party, Anwar said.
Party president Sharad Pawar has accepted the resignation of national secretary Aquil Haider who was asked by him to resign after his supporters created unruly scenes at the party headquarters here, Anwar said.
First Published: May 20, 2010 16:46 IST