Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
CO-PRESENTED BY
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English

Lok Sabha Elections 2019Exit Poll Results

All India Figures

Assembly Elections 2019 Exit Poll Results

»
1-min read

Congress-NCP Ally Seeks Clarification on Agenda of Anti-BJP Front

Patil asked the Congress and the NCP to come clear on their agenda as they left three Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra to their partners. He also said that the partied should come together against 'fascist' forces.

PTI

Updated:December 25, 2018, 8:20 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Congress-NCP Ally Seeks Clarification on Agenda of Anti-BJP Front
Party symbols of NCP (left) and Congress.
Loading...
Mumbai: Maharashtra MLC Kapil Patil on Tuesday wrote to state Congress chief Ashok Chavan and NCP leader Ajit Pawar, saying the alliance of anti-BJP parties was declared without any discussion on common issues to be raised against the government.

Patil, a prominent leader of the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD), said he was "surprised" that the Congress and the NCP announced the alliance after leaving three Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra for their partners and asked the two leaders to come clear on the agenda.

Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats.

The legislator, however, said there was no doubt that the "progressive" parties should come together against "fascist" forces when the Constitution and democratic set up of the country was allegedly in crisis.

The two major opposition parties are currently giving final shape to the seat-sharing among their partners in the anti-BJP alliance, including Patil's party.

"(I am) surprised that the Congress and the NCP declared the alliance after leaving three seats for alliance partners without discussing issues and agenda...It has not
been cleared on which issues the campaign is to be carried out," the MLC said in the letter to Chavan and Pawar.

Patil said the grand alliance of the opposition parties will not be complete till Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar is part of it.

The BBM has already announced its alliance with the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM. But the Congress is reportedly trying to bring the BBM to the opposition's fold.

Patil suggested leaving a seat each for Ambedkar and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader Raju Shetti, who has also joined the opposition parties against the BJP, and said assuring to cede some Assembly seats for other partners would not suffice.

He demanded Chavan and Pawar come clear on the issues Ambedkar, a prominent Dalit leader in the state, and Shetti have raised with regard to backward classes and farmers, respectively.

Patil said discussions on issues such as Koregaon-Bhima violence, demands of Muslim and Dhangar reservations, unemployment and others have remained incomplete.

"The children of farmers are depressed for they are finding education costly and are deprived of job opportunities. Hence, the alliance needs to come clear on this," the MLC added. ​
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results