BHOPAL: Recently, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has announced that in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, it will contest over 200 seats. Such an announcement can come up as a bad news for the Congress. In the past also the Sharad Pawar-led party has harmed the chances of Indian National Congress in a few seats.

Today, Rajendra Jain who is a senior leader and a Maharashtra Legislative Council member with party’s Gujarat unit spokesperson Nakul Singh released the manifesto of NCP in Bhopal.

“We are trying to have a coalition with like-minded parties in the state. We will contest over 200 seats out of the total 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh,” the two leaders told our reporters.

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections regarding the 230 seats will take place on 28th November and counting of the votes will take place on December 11.

“The party will provide free water and power to farmers, besides waiving their loans. The party will also deploy marshals in market areas for the safety of women,” Mr Jain and Mr Singh promised.

Making further promises for the people of the state, both of them assured that if Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) comes in power in upcoming Assembly Polls then it will work in the favour of generating employment for the youth.

Besides this, the spokesperson also talked about the rising fuel prices and claimed that the party will bring petrol and diesel under the Goods and Services Tax regime in order to provide relief to the people.

Talking about the Assembly elections in 2013, NCP contested 72 seats in Madhya Pradesh with a vote share of 0.3 per cent across the state. Which made a vote share of a little less than 1 per cent in the seats it contested.

NCP contributed to the defeat of Congress candidates in four tightly-contested seats. At that time, the votes of NCP were more than the BJP’s margin over the grand old party.