The assembly elections in Maharashtra are scheduled to take place in the latter part of 2019.
Mumbai: Encouraged by the party’s performance in the recently-concluded Gujarat assembly polls, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has planned a mass outreach programme in the state from the next month, covering all the states assembly constituencies.
Led by PCC president Ashok Chavan, the campaign will start from Kolhapur and conclude in Pune. Party leaders, MPs, MLAs, former lawmakers and office-bearers of the party will be part of the yatra, sources said. The assembly elections in Maharashtra are scheduled to take place in the latter part of 2019. The party sources said that a decision on the talks of electoral alliance with the NCP and other parties would be taken at an appropriate time. According to party sources, in the first phase of the campaign that will start in the second week of the next year, western Maharashtra will be covered.
Political analysts say that the Congress’ performance in the Gujarat assembly polls have brought into focus the role of opposition parties in Maharashtra to take on the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government in the run-up to the 2019 assembly and Lok Sabha polls. Unlike Gujarat, which has a two-party polity, Maharashtra has been a multi-party system since the last two decades.