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Withdrawing support to Goa government: MGP

IANS  |  Panaji 

The (MGP) has resolved to withdraw support to the (BJP)-led coalition government in Goa, its working said on Friday.

"The party has formally resolved to withdraw support to the government. A letter will be submitted to the any time soon," Dhavalikar told the media here, a day after the MGP's central committee passed a resolution to support the in the Lok Sabha polls.

The had been in alliance with the BJP since 2012 -- it was allied with the from 2007-12. But after the death of late Manohar Parrikar, differences emerged between the two parties.

Soon after the new appointed MGP's as his deputy, the BJP in a midnight raid last month, engineered a split in the three-member legislative unit and inducted two of its MLAs into the BJP.

On the same day, the lone MLA Dhavalikar was dropped as deputy

In the Assembly, which currently has 36 members, the BJP-led coalition will continue to be in a majority, despite the MGP's decision to break away from the treasury benches.

While the BJP has 14 MLAs, it has the support of three MLAs from the and three Independent MLAs, which takes the coalition's tally to 20 seats, just taking it across the simple majority mark of 19.

The opposition comprises the with 14 MLAs, one and now one MGP MLA, once the party formally informs the of its decision.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 15:18 IST
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