Ahmednagar, January 12: Ahead of alliance with the Indian National Congress for upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday expelled eighteen corporators of Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC). The action was taken against the corporators who voted for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recently held mayoral elections last month. Ahmednagar Mayor Polls: NCP Leader Nawab Malik Warns Party Corporators of Strict Action For Supporting BJP Candidate.
The Party has also suspended Ahmednagar district president for not having any idea about the defection, reported news agency ANI. According to sources, NCP had served a seven-day notice to these corporators. Earlier, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar did not invite legislator Sangram Jagtap for the meeting to decide on the presumable candidate for Ahmednagar Lok Sabha seat. Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Sharad Pawar Confirms NCP-Congress-PWP Coalition in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) expels 18 corporators of Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation who voted for BJP's candidate during mayoral elections last month. The party has also suspended Ahmednagar district president for not having any idea about the defection.
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Meanwhile on Wednesday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Pawar met in New Delhi to discuss the seat-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra for the upcoming general elections, reported news agency PTI. According to ANI, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and NCP leader Praful Patel were also present during the meeting.