Decision on Cong-NCP-MGP alliance in Goa expected

Decision on Cong-NCP-MGP alliance in Goa expected

Panaji: The decision on formation of
pre-poll alliance between Congress, Nationalist Congress Party
and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party would be taken within 15
days, a senior congress leader said here on Sunday.

Goa Congress president, Subhash Shirodkar, who took part
in the coordination committee meeting of three parties o Sunday,
said a detailed discussion on alliance would be held in Delhi.

"At the end of (today`s) discussion, it was resolved that
final discussion be held in Delhi," Shirodkar said.

Congress`s Goa desk in-charge Jagmeet Singh Brar, Chief
Minister Digambar Kamat, Shirodkar, NCP`s Goa observer Bharati
Chawan and MGP President Deepak Dhavalikar were present at the

Emerging from the meeting, Chawan said the meeting was
fruitful. "NCP executive committee will now sit and discuss
the issue," she said.

Earlier in the day, Congress leaders had said that the
party wanted to carry on the current alliance with NCP and

Brar told reporters in Panaji that the party was of the
opinion that Congress-NCP-MGP alliance "should go further
during the forthcoming Goa elections", due next year.

Congress and NCP had fought the last assembly election of
2007 together, while the regional outfit, MGP, had contested
on its own and joined the government later.


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