BJP terms MGP double standard

PTI, PANAJI | 24 January 2012 21:20 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party of being double standard, for being in the government and holding alliance talks with the opposition.

Sudin Dhawalikar is still the transport minister in the Digambar Kamat-led coalition government. 

"MGP should have withdrawn itself from the government as a pre-condition for the alliance. But it is still with Congress-led government. How can they continue with the enemy party, when they are negotiating with us for pre poll alliance," BJP spokesman Govind Parvatkar asked today.

He said the MGP is adopting "double standards" by initiating alliance talks with BJP and still sharing power with the Congress.

BJP-MGP have initiated seat-sharing dialogues for the forthcoming Goa assembly polls, scheduled on March 3.

Clarifying that alliance is still on the cards, Parvatkar said that the MGP should make its stand clear on continuing with the Congress-led coalition.

He said alliance with MGP was proposed, as people do not want division of votes, which will give edge to Congress party.

"We will wait till January 26 for MGP to make their stand clear," Parvatkar said.

Reacting to the recent statement by Goa Congress chief Subhash Shirodkar that his party is contemplating the possibility of pre-poll talks with MGP, Parvatkar said, "MGP cannot remain silent to these statements."

MGP's both the legislators have supported Digambar Kamat-led government in the state with one of the legislators– Ramakrishna Dhavalikar, enjoying a ministerial berth.

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Dhavlikar Bros. Brokers Ltd. are hungry wolves ready to pounce on any flesh dead or alive to satisfy their insatiable greed for wealth and craze to be in power. They have nothing to do with MGP, what it stood for or its current policy ( I wonder if the party at all has any policies left to pursue).

BJP should stop this business of getting into an alliance with them and instead use the election to expose the Dhavlikar Brokers and their dirty deeds. My guess is finally they will forget the MGP party and run for an alliance with congress to secure their two seats and will be ready as usual to do business post-elections. They are the Alemaos of North.

- Jagan Kamat, canada | 25 th January 2012 02:52


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