Congress Sets Sights on Maharashtra Assembly Polls Following Lok Sabha Success

GG News Bureau
Mumbai, 8th June. 
In the wake of its impressive performance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party in Maharashtra is gearing up for the next political battleground – the Assembly polls scheduled for around October. Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole, addressing an event to honor the party’s 13 newly elected MPs from the state, emphasized the importance of maintaining momentum and addressing the concerns of the people.

“Your real race starts now,” stated Patole, urging the MPs to continue advocating for critical issues in Parliament. He underscored the upcoming electoral challenges, including zila parishad, gram panchayat, and state assembly elections, urging party members to mobilize and work diligently for success in these contests.

The event, attended by senior party leaders including Ramesh Chennithala, Prithviraj Chavan, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Vijay Wadettiwar, Mukul Wasnik, and Rajani Patil, provided a platform to strategize for the upcoming Assembly polls. Notably, Congress rebel Vishal Patil, who secured victory in the Sangli Lok Sabha seat as an Independent and has pledged support to the party, was also present.

Echoing Patole’s sentiments, Ramesh Chennithala emphasized the party’s commitment to a strong showing in the Assembly elections. He reiterated the party’s inclusive approach to candidate selection, promising to engage stakeholders at the grassroots level.

Highlighting the pressing issues facing Maharashtra, Patole addressed concerns such as drought, water scarcity, unemployment, and farmer suicides, emphasizing the need for urgent action to address these challenges.

The leaders also discussed the issue of seat-sharing during talks with the Shiv Sena and the NCP factions, reflecting on the allocation of constituencies. While acknowledging the party’s significant gains with 13 out of 17 contested seats, concerns were raised about the potential impact of a different seat-sharing arrangement on the national political landscape.

Prithviraj Chavan stressed the need to dispel debates about party strength following the Lok Sabha polls, while Chennithala reaffirmed the enduring support for Congress among the people of Maharashtra.

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