NCP continues to wait in hope for a Congress Alliance in Goa
Continuing with its known drama of barking loud but having no teeth to bite on its own in the Goa Assembly Election, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has ruled out any alliance or understanding with the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Vikas Party and Goa Su-Raj Party while it hopes on a possible joining of forces with the Congress.
Speaking at Panaji, NCP Goa president Jose Philip D’Souza stated, “BJP and MGP are very similar in their philosophy and are both fundamentalists. NCP suspects that their supreme motive is division of Goa’s social fabric. We will never subscribe to the fundamentalist ideology of MGP-BJP. We will have an alliance only with those having similar agenda for the people of Goa.”
Senior leader Churchill Alemao stated that NCP must align with Congress or other political fronts floated by Vijai Sardesai and Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate, which Alemao believes are like-minded elements.
“Goa Congress president Luizinho Faleiro and AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh still have time to ponder on an alliance with like-minded political elements in consideration of popular sentiment. If not they are helping the BJP-MGP alliance retain power for another term,” Alemao observed.