Panaji: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party`s
Sudin Dhavalikar on Thursday resigned from the Digambar Kamat
cabinet ahead of the next month`s legislative assembly polls.
Dhavalikar`s resignation came hours before BJP state
election committee`s meeting tonight to take decision on the
alliance with MGP.
MGP President Dipak Dhavalikar confirmed the resignation
but said that the party was yet to withdraw from the
"The minister has resigned but we are yet to withdraw,"
he said, adding that the party will quit the government only
after resignation was accepted.
Party`s central committee, on January 31, had asked its
minister to resign.
BJP, which had initiated talks with MGP for possible
alliance, was uneasy as the minister was taking time to put
down the papers.
BJP spokesperson, Vishnu Wagh, had said earlier in the
day that MGP should prove that it was serious about the
alliance by getting out of the Digambar Kamat government.
MGP President said that meeting of the party`s
parliamentary committee would be held on Sunday, to discuss
the candidates. "If alliance is not formed, then we will fight
the polls on our own," he said, blaming the BJP for sitting on
the alliance proposal.