Congress not to ally with Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi in Maharashtra Assembly polls
To counter the Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), the Congress has prepared the plan-B that will help them to regain them the Dalit, tribal and minority vote bank ahead of the Assembly polls.
According to a senior Congress leader, Congress Dalit leader Sushil Kumar Shinde had prepared the blueprint to counter the "false propaganda" of the VBA against the Congress and at the same time, convince the Dalits and tribal voters that VBA is a B-team of the BJP.
Interestingly, in the preceding Lok Sabha polls, VBA had bagged 7 per cent vote share with the total of votes over 40 lakh. Congress and the NCP lost about ten Lok Sabha seats because their votes got split.