Sonia Gandhi meets Sharad Pawar, meeting with Scindia postponed
The postponement of meeting between Scindia and Gandhi comes when party is expected to appoint new state congress chief for Madhya Pradesh.
NCP leader Sharad Pawar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence on Tuesday and is learnt to have discussed the seat-sharing arrangement between the two parties for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.
The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have already decided to contest the polls together under coalition.
Sources said Pawar is learnt to have given a final shape to the broad seat-sharing arrangement between the two parties for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, slated to held in October, but detailed discussions will continue for the next few days before a final tie-up plan is laid out.
Over the past few weeks, state leaders of the two parties have met several times to discuss the matter.
Meeting with Scindia postponed
Meanwhile, a meeting between Sonia Gandhi and Jyodiraditya Scindia--the Chairman of the screening committee for upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections--was postponed.
This comes at a time when the party is expected to appoint a new state congress chief for Madhya Pradesh. Some party workers from the state have demanded the appointment of Scindia for the post. However, Scindia had earlier said that the decision of the top leadership, whatever it may be, will be final and he will accept it.
Meeting between Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia has been postponed. Jyotiraditya Scindia is the chairman of the screening committee for upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections and a meeting of Maharashtra Congress is scheduled to take place today. https://t.co/lrVFGGiwYl— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2019
Over the past few weeks, state leaders of the two parties have met several times to discuss the matter. So far, Sonia Gandhi has met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Congress' state unit in-charge Deepak Babaria, after Umang Singhar wrote a letter to her against senior party leader Digvijaya Singh.