Mumbai : Congress leaders in Maharashtra held a marathon meeting here on Saturday to discuss possible alliances with like-minded parties in various districts.

The meeting was chaired by state unit president Ashok Chavan and attended by Sushilkumar Shinde, Prithviraj Chavan Manikrao Thakre, Balasaheb Thorat, Sanjay Nirupam, Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan and Harshvardhan Patil among others, party sources said.

Leaders from Vidarbha, Kolhapur, Raigad and Palghar participated in the deliberations regarding possibility of alliances with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Vidarbha, Raju Shetti’s Swabhimani Paksh in Kolhapur, Peasants and Workers Party in Raigad and Bahujan Vikas Agadhi in Palghar.

The Maratha quota stir, and arrests of suspected right-wing group members on Friday with seizure of explosives, were also discussed, sources added.

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