Mumbai, Feb. 11 -- With the Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) chief Prakash Ambedkar firm on his conditions, the chances of him joining the Congress-NCP-led grand alliance seem slim. Besides the demand for 12 seats, Ambedkar wants a written assurance from the Congress to bring the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the ambit of the Constitution.

Ambedkar, on Sunday, said, "RSS is a fascist organization which does not follow our Constitution. As we are fighting against it for years, we want the Congress to come up with a proposal to take action against it and make them follow the Constitution. Until then, we have decided we won't join hands with them for the elections," Ambedkar said.

The Congress and NCP has held at least six meetings with BBM, ...