Congress-NCP clashes with each other in Goa

The political allies - Congress and NCP - are at loggerheads in Goa with both the party leaders publicly criticising each other.

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2010, 22:42 PM IST

Panaji: The political allies - Congress and
NCP - are at loggerheads in Goa with both the party leaders
publicly criticising each other.

A day after NCP`s state level convention attended by
national leaders was held at Mapusa town on Monday, Goa
Pradesh youth Congress committee (GPYCC) President Sankulp
Amonkar termed Sharad Pawar-led party as `liability on
Congress`.

The youth leader claimed that NCP was blackmailing
Congress by being in coalition and Congress can do better
without NCP as its partner.

"If we contest next state legislative assembly without
NCP, we can do much better and increase our strength," Amonkar
told reporters on Monday.

The simmering discontent between both the political
allies is nothing new. In February, this year, NCP along with
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak party (MGP) and two Independents had
formed Group-7, to build pressure on Congress Chief Minister
Digamber Kamat.

Congress has 19 legislators in Goa, NCP 3, MGP 2, BJP 14
and one independent in the 40 seat assembly.

PTI