MGP withdraws support from Cong-led Govt in Goa

MGP has two MLAs in the 40-member Goa Assembly.

Panaji: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party today
withdrew support from the Congress-led coalition government in Goa, a move which comes less than a month ahead of the March 3
Assembly polls.

MGP President Deepak Dhavalikar said the decision has
been taken as per a resolution passed by the party`s highest
decision making body, Central Committee.

The party, the oldest regional outfit in the state, has
forwarded letters conveying its decision to Governor K
Sankaranarayanan, Assembly Speaker Pratapsinh Rane and Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, he said.

MGP has two MLAs in the 40-member Goa Assembly.

Dhavalikar said the party has finalised a pre-poll
alliance with main opposition BJP which will be formally
announced later in the day.

MGP`s lone Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar has already
resigned from the Digambar Kamat-led state Cabinet.

The party`s withdrawal of support, however, will not
affect the stability of the Congress-led government, which
still enjoys a majority in the House. Sharad Pawar-led NCP is
part of the ruling coalition.

PTI

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