By: PTI | Mumbai |
Published: January 14, 2018 1:58 pm


Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. (Express photo by Renuka Puri/Files)

There are practical difficulties in renewing the alliance with the NCP for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the Congress says but is hopeful that an amicable solution can be worked out. The two opposition parties had an acrimonious break-up ahead of the 2014 state polls.

Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said had the NCP not withdrawn support and called off the tie-up, the alliance together would have got 35 per cent votes. “Contesting separately was a loss to both the parties,” he said.

The former chief minister admitted there were practical difficulties in renewing the alliance. “Yes, difficulties are there. But both parties must remember they were in power for…

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