Congress – NCP to try and work out poll alliance
In an effort to further strengthen its party alliances in the state of Goa, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Goa Desk In-Charge Jagmeet Singh Brar is expected to meet with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders in Goa along with some members of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC).
The scheduled meetings is to take-up views and formulate an action plan of coming together in the forthcoming assembly elections, if both parties agree to come together for a pre-poll alliance.
Sources said that leaders of both the parties are expected to first express their views on whether there is a need to continue the alliance between Congress and NCP.
The meeting is also likely to be attended AICC secretary Sudhakar Reddy, chief minister Digambar Kamat, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Shirodkar with NCP’s state unit president Surendra Sirsat, Goa desk in-charge Bharatee Chavan and coordinator Praful Hede.
The Congress has already made it clear that it wants to continue the alliance with NCP and Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party for the upcoming assembly elections.
NCP leaders including Sirsat, Rajan Ghate and others called on national president Sharad Pawar in New Delhi and discussed the political scenario and preparedness for the next assembly election. They also discussed on seat-sharing, sources said.
Congress, sources said, is contemplating on contesting Saligao, Siolim and even Mapusa – which were given to the NCP in the last two elections. Congress had contested 32 seats and NCP in six in the 2007 polls.