MP Assembly polls: NCP to contest from over 200 seats

The Nationalist Congress Party will contest from over 200 seats in the forthcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, senior party functionaries said.

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

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

"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.

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

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