Malik said that as of now, the BJP-Sena would get four out of 17 seats.
Mumbai: After two phases of polling in Maharashtra, the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has claimed that it will win 28 out of 48 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, said that the NCP should first take care of Baramati, Satara and Madha as the BJP would win these seats too this time around.
Speaking with reporters, NCP national spokesperson Nawab Malik said that during the two phases, the Congress-NCP alliance has got a good response from people and if the tempo continues, it wouldn’t come as a surprise for the Congress-NCP to win more than 28 seats in the state.
Mr Malik said that as of now, the BJP-Sena would get four out of 17 seats. He also claimed that four BJP-Shiv Sena ministers in the state would not win in the election.
Sitting BJP MPs and Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Hansraj Ahir and Subhash Bhamre and Union minister and Shiv Sena nominee Anant Geete would be shown their place by the people in this election. They all would now sit at home, he claimed. There was anti-incumbency in the state after touring in Marath-wada and Vidarbha, the party realised.
BJP spokesperson Mad-hav Bhandari said that the NCP should take care of at least three seats i.e. Baramati, Satara and Madha, which would be won by the BJP this time. They should forget about winning 28 seats.
In the first phase of the election, seven seats of Vidarbha went to polls while in the second phase of the LS polls. 10 seats went to polls.