Mumbai : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Indian National Congress have announced the seat-sharing pact for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly election. Both the NCP and the Congress will fight 125 seats each in the upcoming assembly election of the state confirmed Sharad Pawar, NCP Chief on Monday. He said that the seat-sharing pact between both the parties has been finalised.
Pawar tweeted, "As per the arrangement, 38 seats will be left for the allies to contest." Maharashtra Assembly has a total of 288 seats. He also added that NCP will give chances to new faces in the polls and some of the seats will be exchanged with the Congress.
Last time in 2014, both the parties NCP and Congress fought the assembly elections separately as they could not reach a seat-sharing arrangement but this time are taking no chances since both the parties have come together for their survival.
In 2014, Congress had won 42 seats while the NCP won 41 seats. BJP had emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra with 122 seats but it did not have the majority. Shiv Sena extended their support to BJP to form the government after the poll results.