Immediately after taking over as the Nationalist Congress Party president in Goa, Surendra Sirsat disclosed that they would be seeking a larger share of seats from the Congress if a pre-poll alliance with that party is formulated for the next Assembly elections.
While pointing out that the party is growing, he said they cannot be satisfied with only six seats that were offered to them at the last elections and said they would definitely be staking a claim for more seats.
He conceded that the party leadership will take the final call on the matter but asserted that the Goa unit’s views will be considered.
Given the fact that the next assembly elections in Goa will be held under the re-constituted constituencies, the NCP has been raising its ante on the number of seats it will contest claiming that their success rate is higher than the Congress on ground that they won 50 per cent of the seats contested last time as against the Congress 17 seats from 32 constituencies.
Sirsat also revealed plans to strengthen the parties in all the constituencies including those considered to be the Congress’ stronghold.