Goa BJP holds meeting to keep its flock together
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 21:00
  
Panaji: The opposition BJP in Goa on Sunday began a desperate exercise to keep its flock together after two of its MLAs left the party to join Congress over the last few weeks.

The two legislators, Rajesh Patnekar and Dayanand Sopte, resigned from the party accusing Goa unit chief and Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar of "not understanding their feelings" and also citing "better political future in Congress party".

The BJP held a meeting at the party's headquarters here today to take stock of the situation. It was attended by all the 12 party legislators, sources said.

They also said that Parrikar has launched a desperate attempt to keep the flock together ahead of state assembly polls.

"We discussed several things. I do not want to brief about anything. We did discuss resignations by Patnekar and Sopte," Parrikar said emerging from the meeting.

When asked to comment on Sopte's resignation, Parrikar only said, "I cannot react to his exit".

Sopte was recently nominated as election campaign manager for North Goa, which has 20 Assembly constituencies.

BJP, which ruled the state for five years till 2005, has been donning the opposition benches and trying to keep its members together. It is also struggling to have pre-poll alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) for the coming election which has so far not shown any willingness to join hands with it.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 21:00


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