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Kolhapur, Sept 15: NCP president Sharad Pawar today said that his party and Congress would soon finalise the seat-sharing arrangement, and would contest the coming Assembly polls in Maharashtra jointly. The decision will be taken once Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad, Pawar said, adding that both parties wanted a pre-poll alliance. The NCP chief is going to address a public meeting here tomorrow. Also Read - WATCH | Congress MPs Burn Copies of Farm Bills in Parliament, Say 'Will Reduce BJP to Ashes'

He also said that forces harmful to the harmony in the country were on the rise after the NDA government came to power. Pawar also said that BJP won’t be able to repeat its Lok Sabha elections performance in the coming elections. State NCP chief Sunil Tatkare said at another press conference that if his party won more seats than Congress, it would stake claim to the Chief Minister’s post. Also Read - 'Not Allowed to Speak': Congress MPs Walk Out From Lok Sabha, Demand Debate on India-China Border Issue