Panaji: The Congress-NCP alliance for the
March 3 assembly polls in Goa would be announced this week, a
senior Congress leader said on Monday.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash
Shirodkar told PTI that the announcement would be made in
Delhi, where senior leaders of both the parties are working
out the alliance.
Shirodkar said that the seat-sharing formula is being
finalised by the leaders of the parties.
He said that the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP)
is also being considered for the pre-poll alliance. However,
the MGP leaders have rubbished it saying the party had not
held any talks with Congress for a pre-poll alliance.
"We are holding discussion with the Bharatiya Janata
Party (BJP) for the alliance," a senior MGP leader said.
NCP, on the other hand, said that the announcement of
the alliance is likely to be made on January 13.
"Congress is meeting to finalise their candidates on
January 13. It is at that time, the announcement is expected
to be made," NCP Goa state chief Surendra Sirsat said.
Goa has 40 assembly constituencies, which will go to
polls on March 3.
While Congress-NCP and BJP-MGP are expected to fight
it out in various constituencies, a strong opposition of
regional parties is also being built up.