'Seat Sharing Talks With Congress, NCP... Almost Done,' Says Shiv Sena UBT Leader Sanjay Raut

'Seat Sharing Talks With Congress, NCP... Almost Done,' Says Shiv Sena UBT Leader Sanjay Raut

Earlier, Congress's top leadership, including party president Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday conducted meetings with the members of the party's Alliance Committee and Manifesto Committee.

ANIUpdated: Friday, January 05, 2024, 01:48 PM IST
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Shiv Sena (UBT faction) leader Sanjay Raut | File

Amid intensifying preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Shiv Sena (UBT faction) leader Sanjay Raut said that his party's talks on seat sharing with Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena, and Prakash Ambedkar (Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi chief) are almost done. 

'I don't see any clashes,' said Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut 

"I discussed with the senior leaders of the party who are a part of the high-level committee. In a few days, we'll sit with the committee formed by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and our primary discussions will come to an end... Our talks on seat sharing with Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena, and Prakash Ambedkar (Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi chief) are almost done. It has been a very positive discussion. We can't see any clashes in the four parties...We are in talks with Congress and Prakash Ambedkar," said Shiv Sena (UBT faction) leader Sanjay Raut.

Congress and other parties held meetings earlier  

Earlier, Congress top leadership, including party president Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi on Thursday conducted meetings with the members of the party's Alliance Committee and Manifesto Committee in the national capital. The grand old party went into a huddle two times, first holding a meeting of Congress Alliance Committee at the party chief Kharge's residence and later a meeting of Congress Manifesto Committee at the AICC headquarters which is headed by party Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram.

Briefing about the Alliance Committee meeting, committee convener Mukul Wasnik said that in the meeting, a discussion regarding seat-sharing of Congress within the INDIA bloc was held. "The Congress Alliance Committee held deliberations with leaders from various states within the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA bloc) in the last several days. Today, their details were given to party president Kharge, former president Rahul Gandhi and Organization General Secretary KC Venugopal. Now, soon Congress will hold state-wise discussions with other allies of INDIA bloc," Mukul Wasnik said.

Congress leader P Chidambaram heads the manifesto committee

Meanwhile, Chidambaram, while informing about the Manifesto Committee meeting, said, "This was the first meeting of the Manifesto Committee. There will be a meeting again next week regarding the manifesto of Congress for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Preliminary views were exchanged in today's meeting."

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