The top state leadership of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will be descending in Amravati on Wednesday as part of their mobilisation of support for a seat in Amravati Lok Sabha constituency. Though the Congress and NCP are yet to announce a formal pre-poll seat sharing formula although reports in political circles say they have reached an understanding.
The Amravati Lok Sabha is presently represented by Shiv Sena’s Anandrao Adsul while Congress as usual was keen to field RPI’s Rajendra Gavai. On the other hand Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have also not come out with their pre-poll alliance for the coming general elections.
Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar has also staked claim for Amravati seat for its proposed alliance with Congress-NCP. But not withstanding the demand or seat adjustments or sharing, the NCP is holding rallies at two places in Amravati. All the top state leaders including President Jayant Patil, former Deputy Chief Ministers, Ajit Pawar and Chhagan Bhujbal, Leader of Opposition in State Legislative Council, Dhananjay Munde and former Minister Anil Deshmukh will be addressing rallies in the cotton belt on Wednesday.
Of the two rallies, the first will be held at APMC ground Paratwada and second at Nehru ground in Amravati city. Due to Lok Sabha sitting and other political developments in New Delhi, party MP Praful Patel and Supriya Sule will stay back there. NCP had taken out Parivartan Yatra (Rally to Change government) across the state earlier but Wednesday’s rally will be a power show by NCP in western Vidarbha and the first before the imposition of code of conduct.