A press meet was held by the NCP party at Rashtravadi Bhavan in lieu of the oncoming elections. On 30th November 2008, along with zilla parishad polls in Akola, Vashim and Dhule and municipal corporation polls of Ahmednagar, Panchayat Samiti elections will be held at 23 places for which a press conference was held by the NCP party at the Rashtravadi Bhavan. In this press meet, NCP spokesperson Prakash Binsale said that waiving of loans for farmers would be a plus point for the party. All these elections are being considered as semi-finals for the upcoming Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections. With cameraperson Vikrant, Sunil Sharma for NMTV news.