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NCP notice to Alemao after he backs BJP in Goa floor test

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Nationalist Party (NCP) has issued a show-cause notice to its lone Churchill Alemao for supporting the BJP-led alliance during the vote in the assembly today.

The BJP, which won 13 seats in the recently-concluded assembly elections, mustered up the support of 22 legislators while 16 MLAs voted against the motion.

The notice to Alemao said he "violated the party discipline by participating in the meeting of and supported them in formulation of their without seeking the consent of the central leadership, which is against the party's constitution".

NCP's working committee member S R Kohli, who sent the notice, also said that Alemao had seven days to explain why necessary disciplinary action should not be taken as per anti-defection and party's constitution.

Alemao, a former chief minister of the state, defeated his nearest rival from the by 5191 votes from Benaulim constituency.

The BJP-led alliance, headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, was supported during the vote by 12 of the saffron party's members, three MLAs each of Forward Party and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, as many Independents and one from the (Alemao).

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 20:23 IST