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Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018: NCP to contest from over 200 seats

Claiming that the people of the state were facing a difficult situation due to the 15-year BJP rule, the NCP said that it would work towards generating employment for youth.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, Bhopal [ Updated: October 12, 2018 16:57 IST ]
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Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar (File Photo/PTI)

Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday declared that it will contest the upcoming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh from over 200 seats.

Senior leader and Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) member Rajendra Jain and the party's Gujarat unit spokesperson Nakul Singh released the NCP's manifesto. 

Referring to the party's manifesto, Jain and Singh informed that the NCP will provide free power and water to farmers besides waiving their loans. 

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"We are trying to have a coalition with like-minded parties in the state. We will contest more than 200 seats out of the total 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh," the two leaders told reporters in Bhopal.

The party will work towards real reforms in the state's education sector, the added.

The party will ensure that crimes against women decreases and would deploy "marshals" in market areas for their safety, they said.

Claiming that the people of the state were facing a difficult situation due to the 15-year BJP rule, they said that the NCP would work towards generating employment for youth.

The NCP also promised to bring petrol and diesel under the GST regime to provide relief to people from skyrocketing fuel prices.

Polls for the 230-member MP Assembly is scheduled for November 28 and counting of votes will be taken up on December 11.

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