Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the two parties in Maharashtra’s ruling coalition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) have been indulging in a verbal spat for the past few days. Meanwhile, now major news is coming about Congress, another ally of the alliance. The party has said that it will contest the local body elections in Maharashtra alone.
Maharashtra State Congress chief Nana Patole said on Wednesday that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has proposed a ‘master plan’ for the party’s future in the state. Also, it has been decided that the Congress, after being in alliance with the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), will contest the local body elections alone. On Tuesday, Nana Patole and HK Patil, in-charge of the Karnataka Congress met Rahul Gandhi and discussed the party’s strategy for the coming days.
Patole said, “My dream about Maharashtra Congress is to bring the party to number one in the state. Rahul Gandhi has given a master plan, which we will work on. We will do everything possible to strengthen the Congress.” On the other hand, talking about the party’s stand regarding the upcoming Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state, he said that there are still three years in this. The high command will decide on this.
Notably, the statement comes amid the ongoing rift between the parties of the MVA government. Earlier, Patole had alleged that the Maharashtra government was tapping his phone and “some people” were stabbing Congress in the back.