Decision on Cong-NCP-MGP alliance in Goa expected
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 23, 2011, 18:46
Panaji: The decision on formation of pre-poll alliance among Congress, NCP and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party would be taken within 15 days, a senior Congress leader said on Sunday.

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

"At the end of (today's) discussion, it was resolved that the 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 meeting.

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

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

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 2007 Assembly election together, while regional outfit MGP had contested solo and joined the government later.


First Published: Sunday, October 23, 2011, 18:46

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