Goa Elections: BJP alliance with MGP

BJP is likely to join hands with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party to unseat the Congress-led alliance in Goa, a move that is being seen as an attempt by the saffron party to prevent a split in the anti-Congress votes.

Talks between the two parties on forging an alliance for the upcoming assembly elections in the coastal state have reached an advanced stage. The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party is asking the state BJP leadership to concede eight seats. BJP is amenable to the idea of setting aside only six seats. “We may eventually settle on leaving six seats for the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party,” a senior BJP leader told ET. The Goa state assembly has a strength of 40.

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