According to the predictions made by Nationalist Congress Party leader and Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal [ Images ], the newly formed Republican Left Democratic Front will threaten the prospects of the Congress-NCP in the October 13 poll to the Maharashtra [ Images ] assembly.
The RLDF is a coalition of 16 Republican and Left parties and was formed on August 25.
"The Front will affect Congress-NCP prospects," said the Bhujbal, when asked if the RLDF would play spoilsport for the ruling alliance, as the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena did for the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party combine during the Lok Sabha polls.
Refuting allegations that the MNS has been "sponsored" by the Congress-NCP to erode the vote margin of the Sena-BJP saffron alliance, Bhujbal said: "It is not true. The MNS is sponsored by the party chief, Raj Thackeray [ Images ]."
The RLDF has announced that it would contest all the 288 assembly seats, adding that it would not tie up with either the Congress or the NCP.