Panaji: Goa Forward Party today said it will make the formal announcement of the names of candidates for the upcoming state Assembly election in December.
"Informally people know who are our candidates. But the formal announcement of their names will be done only in December," party president Prabhakar Timble told PTI today.
The newly formed party, mentored by Independent legislator Vijai Sardesai, has been recognised by the Election Commission of India with a coconut as its poll symbol.
Timble said alliance with like-minded parties is going to happen and it would not be announced at the last minute.
"Alliance will definitely happen. Everyone wants alliance,?but right now they have kept their cards close to the chest," he said.
Goa Forward has already expressed its intention to have alliance with the Congress.
Timble said his party has a strong base in 18-20 constituencies in the state where they can go ahead on their own if the alliance does not happen.