Congress discussing tie-up with NCP, MGP and GFP for 2022 Goa polls

"The main aim of this alliance, if it materialises, will be to give a stable government in Goa for five years," he said.
Congress discussing tie-up with NCP, MGP and GFP for 2022 Goa polls
Dinesh Gundu Rao addressing a press conference in Goa on Monday, November 15, 2021

The Congress is holding talks for a prospective alliance with the NCP, Goa Forward Party (GFP) and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) for the Goa Assembly elections, due early next year, a Congress office-bearer said on Monday.

AICC Goa desk incharge Dinesh Gundu Rao told reporters that all these parties are of the view that Goa needs to be rid of a "corrupt and communal" government led by BJP.

"The main aim of this alliance, if it materialises, will be to give a stable government in Goa for five years," he said.

The GFP and the MGP had been part of the BJP-led government for some time in the last five years.

Underlining Congress' strategy for the elections, Rao said his party is open for a tie-up with the people who understand Goa, belong to the soil and understand the Goan culture and community.

In the 2017 Goa Assembly polls, Congress had won the highest 17 seats in the 40-member House restricting the BJP at 13. However, the BJP allied with regional parties to form a coalition government under the leadership of the late Manohar Parrikar.

Over the last five years, Congress lost 13 MLAs to opposition parties, mostly BJP. Senior Congress leader and MLA Luizinho Faleiro recently joined the TMC.

Dinesh Gundu Rao addressing a press conference in Goa on Monday, November 15, 2021
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