Panaji: BJP on Thursday said the decision on the
proposed alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP)
would be taken in the next two days.
Goa BJP chief Laxmikant Parsekar said that meeting
between the leaders of the two parties last evening remained
"Nothing happened in the meeting last night. We expect
the alliance to be decided in the next two days," he said at a
press conference today.
MGP is currently a part of the Congress-led ruling
coalition in the state, but has indicated that it might join
hands with main opposition BJP for the March 3 assembly polls.
Sources said that MGP might get six out of the total 40
seats in the tie-up with BJP.
"BJP-MGP getting together would prevent division of
votes," a senior BJP leader said, adding that the two parties
were ideologically close.
MGP had won two seats in 2007 polls, and supported
Congress later, while BJP had got 14 seats.