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Buoyant By BJP’s Karnataka Defeat, MVA Decides To Put Up United Front In Maharashtra

Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) comprising Shiv Sena (UBT), NCP, and Congress- will work out a seat-sharing formula ahead of the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly elections, due in the second half of the next year.

MVA rally in Aurangabad
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Following BJP’s defeat in Karnataka, Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra seems boosted as it has decided take small parties along and put up a united challenge to the ruling party in the 2024 elections, NDTV report said.

The report quoting NCP chief Jayant Patil said the MVA- comprising Shiv Sena (UBT), NCP, and Congress- will work out a seat-sharing formula ahead of the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly elections, due in the second half of the next year.

“MVA leaders, including Uddhav Thackeray of Shiv Sena (UBT) and state Congress chief Nana Patole, attended the meeting,” it mentioned.

"Like Karnataka, I am sure the MVA will win the people's trust in Maharashtra and will work with more strength," the report quoted Patil as having said.

He as per the report said MVA leaders have decided to hold talks with other small parties and are hopeful of presenting a united opposition to the current dispensation in the country in 2024.

"The three constituents of MVA will meet and work out a seat-sharing formula ahead of the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly elections. We are starting steadily and slowly,” he was quoted as having said.

He said the public rallies of MVA, titled 'Vajramooth', currently put on hold will resume after the summer heat subsides, it said.

“Due to rising temperatures in the state, we have suspended the rallies. We will start holding them once the heat subsides,” he was quoted as having said.

Patil said these rallies can be arranged in June, and if the rains start early, we will organise them indoors, it mentioned.

“In Karnataka elections, the results of which were declared on Saturday, the Congress won 135 seats out of 224, while the ruling BJP and the former prime minister HD Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal (Secular) secured 66 and 19 seats, respectively,” it added. 
 

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