NCP meeting over Bihar polls Sep 12

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 07, 2010 13:50 hrs

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will hold a meeting of its election committee in Patna Sep 12 to decide the number of seats the party will contest in the upcoming Bihar assembly polls.

NCP leader Tariq Anwar said there was a view within the party to go it alone in the elections. 'There is demand from party workers to contest maximum number of seats to build the party,' Anwar told IANS.

Asked about the possibility of an alliance with the Congress, Anwar said there had been no talk of seat adjustment between the two parties.

Both NCP and Congress are part of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre.

NCP had won one of the eight seats it contested in the October 2005 assembly elections in Bihar.

The assembly elections to the 243-member Bihar assembly will be held in six phases beginning Oct 21.



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