Maharashtra polls: Congress to contest 174 seats, NCP 114

     The Congress party on Thursday announced that it will contest 174 seats in the October 13 assembly elections in Maharashtra, while its partner, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will contest 114. Addressing the media here, Chaudhary Virendra Singh, who oversees Congress affairs in the state of Maharashtra, said, the seat-sharing arrangement has been finalised after several rounds of talks. It may be recalled that in the last elections, the Congress had contested 164 seats, while the NCP fielded candidates in 124 seats. The Election Commission will issue the notification for the assembly elections on Friday.

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