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No alliance with BJP even post-polls, clears MGP

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Expressing confidence that the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) will form next in after the February 4 polls, the party today made it clear that they will not align with "under any circumstances."

"Whether brings in as their Chief Minister or not, we have nothing to do with it. MGP and its allies are all set to form the next We will have our leader Sudin Dhavalikar as the Chief Minister. Under no circumstances, MGP will align with even after the polls," MGP leader Lavoo Mamlatdar told reporters today.

"Before we split with BJP, we had put up a condition that they should announce their Chief Ministerial face in advance in the run up for the polls which they have failed to," Mamlatdar said.

Reacting BJP leader Nitin Gadkari's statement on bringing in a leader from Delhi, if required, to be Chief Minister, Mamlatdar said "BJP has become so weak that they don't their own candidates and have to get a leader from the Centre."

The rift between BJP and MGP in widened after the latter trained guns at Laxmikant Parsekar-and accused it of taking the state 10 years backward during his two-and-half year rule and the CM hitting back at MGP saying those unhappy with the alliance are free to quit and had sacked two of their ministers.

MGP is currently fighting the upcoming polls in alliance with Goa Suraksha Manch and Shiv Sena.

Meanwhile, MGP today announced it's second list of candidates on five seats which included Prakash Naik (St Cruz), Mahesh Satelkar (Aldona), Rajesh Amonkar (Porvorim), Jayesh Naik (Margao) and Suman Sharma (Cortalim).

The party has already announced list of 18 candidates yesterday.

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 17:57 IST