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Final decision over alliance with Congress will be taken within two days: NCP

Mumbai, Sept. 20 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Nawab Malik said here on Saturday that a final decision over the Congress-NCP alliance will be taken within the next two days.

“We are hopeful of a positive decision within the next one to two days. Sharad Pawar will take the final decision and he has the guts to fight elections,” said Malik.

The stalemate between the Congress and NCP over seat sharing is brewing with the latter not willing to contest in less than 136 seats.

The Congress has reportedly offered only 125 seats to its ally keeping the rest of the seats with itself to contest in the upcoming state assembly polls.

During the 2009 Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Congress had contested in 174 seats while the NCP had fought in 114 seats.

The polling for 288 assembly seats in Maharashtra is scheduled to be held on October 15. The counting of votes will take place on October 19. (ANI)