Besides Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel of NCP, several Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel and AK Antony will be present in the meeting.

According to the sources, Congress and NCP will get 26 and 22 seats respectively in the state. Maharashtra stands second after Uttar Pradesh in terms of Lok Sabha seats. UP has 80 parliamentary seats.

However, several Maharashtra Congress leaders, including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and state unit chief Manikrav Thakre are not in mood to give over 19 seats to the NCP.

NCP and congress are old allies. Both the parties have been contesting Lok Sabha and assembly elections together since 2004.


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