press trust of india
PANAJI, 28 JUNE: Rubbishing rumours of withdrawing from the BJP-led Goa government, its ally, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, has said it will continue with the alliance in the Lok Sabha elections.
The party will be with the BJP during Lok Sabha polls, the MGP’s senior leader and minister in Parrikar cabinet Ramakrishna Dhavalikar said last evening.
The leaders of both the parties will sit and discuss strategy for the next Lok Sabha elections before deciding on the candidates, for the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Goa.
“Whatever the strategies for the party or decisions on the candidates are, it will be taken by both the party leaders,” he said.
Mr Dhavalikar rubbished rumours that his party was contemplating to withdraw from the government to form an alternate alliance and claim for power in the state.
“I am not interested in such games. I am not interested in becoming chief minister. Right now the government under Mr Manohar Parrikar is doing fairly well,” he said.
The MGP had entered into an alliance with the BJP before the state Assembly elections last year.
The party currently has three legislators in the Goa House.