Cracks in Maharashtra alliance; Congress declares it will contest alone in future
Maharashtra Congress unit president Nana Patole has said that the party will contest all local body and assembly elections without any alliance going forward.
Congress party has sparked off speculations in Maharashtra after its state Congress chief Nana Patole on Saturday said that, going forward, the party will contest all local body and assembly elections without any alliance.
Asserting that he is targeting to make the Congress the single largest party in the state by 2024, Patole told a gathering of Congress workers in Amravati that the party will be going solo in all local body elections and assembly polls.
Don't you want to see Nana Patole made the chief minister, he asked Congress workers.
The Congress party is reportedly upset with Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi ally and Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar lavishing praise on the Shiv Sena and calling it a trustworthy partner.
On Saturday, the state Congress chief said that the Congress does not need anybody's certificate and that attempts by some people (Pawar) to sideline the party will not succeed.