Panaji: The two Communist parties will jointly contest seven seats in the Goa assembly elections which are scheduled to be held on March 3.
The Communist Party of India (CPI) would contest five
seats while its ally CPI(M) two seats, CPI?s state general
secretary Christopher Fonseca told reporters today.
CPI has decided to field its candidate in Santa Cruz,
Taleigao, Panjim, Priol and Sankhalim constituencies while
CPI(M) would put up candidates in Sanvordem and Mayem
Fonseca said that the CPI has been associated with Goa
even before its liberation.
"There are various issues that could be solved only if
you have proper representation in the legislative assembly,"
The CPI has listed mega housing projects, scarcity of
power and water supply to industrial units, anti-labour
policies of industries, improper sports facilities as some of
the issues on which to contest elections.
The party has also kept its option open to support the
like-minded candidates in those constituencies, where both
parties were not contesting, Fonseca said.