MGP to withdraw support to ruling BJP in Goa
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) said it will withdraw support to the BJP-led Goa government on Thursday even as political parties welcomed the state Assembly polls schedule announced by the Election Commission.
“We will withdraw support to the BJP-led government tomorrow at 11 am,” MGP president Dipak Dhavalikar expressed while welcoming the EC’s decision to hold Goa polls on 4 February.
“We had said in the past that we would withdraw support only after Code of Conduct is announced. We are sticking to our stand. Now we are free to contest on our own or with pre-poll understanding with like-minded parties,” Dhavalikar, who along with his brother Sudin Dhavalikar was recently sacked from the Laxmikant Parsekar-led Cabinet, said.
He said MGP’s central committee will meet tomorrow to discuss future strategy of the party.