Pawar will be meeting the Congress leadership in Delhi before deciding the contours of the seat-sharing formula.

The NCP should contest more seats in those assembly segments where the party was leading in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, Pawar said.

While Congress won two out of the 27 seats it had contested, its alliance partner NCP won four out of 21 constituencies.

The NCP had contested on 114 seats in the 2009 assembly polls. The Congress had fielded candidates on 174 seats.

"Both the parties will contest the assembly elections together and the seat-sharing formula will be decided after….. discussions with the Congress leadership in Delhi," Pawar said.

"I will consult the party observers in assembly constituencies for a first hand report on the political situation and the party's position in the assembly constituencies," he added.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) spokesman Sachin Sawant said that the Congress would stick to the seat-sharing formula of 2009.

"Based on our good performance in 2009 assembly elections, we had demanded that we get to contest 29 and NCP 19 Lok Sabha seats this year which they refused," he said.


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