NCP hopeful to continue election alliance with Cong

PTI, PANAJI | 09 November 2011 19:48 IST

The Congress and NCP will be forging an alliance for the forthcoming State Legislative Assembly elections in Goa, a senior NCP leader said today.

"The alliance will happen. The Congress and NCP, both are keen to have an alliance for Goa elections," NCP Goa Observer Bharati Chawan told PTI here after the alliance meeting.

She also rubbished all the doubts raised in this regard by a few local leaders.

Congress leaders had said that the party can go alone in the state without NCP.

Chawan said both the parties today decided to make an assessment of each others' candidates before zeroing in on the final list of candidates.

"Alliance is a certainty in Goa and now we have to decide on the candidates depending on the winnability. Finally, the moto is to gain power in the state. For that alliance partners should be ready for any kind of adjustments," she said.

The meeting was attended by All India Congress Committee Goa Observer Jagmeet Singh Brar, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, NCP Goa Chief Surendra Sirsat and others.

Chawan said the discussions were satisfactory.

"We stand by our demands of 12 of the 40 seats. But we are ready to adjust considering the winnability criteria," she said.

The Congress party earlier in the day had said that they were looking out for alliance between Congress-NCP and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), which are currently in the ruling coalition.

Brar had said that Congress-NCP alliance is a national decision and as far as MGP is concerned, the party was examining the prospects.

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just by naming your party nationalist one does not become Rashtrawadi ,NCP and congress are two sides of same coin

- Dilip Naik, Ponda | 19 th November 2011 18:56

 

NCP is a National Secular Party. NCP can Form the Next Government in Goa without Congress Support.

- Goan, Goa | 11 th November 2011 22:47

 

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