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We will withdraw support to Goa's BJP govt: MGP chief

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) Friday said it would soon withdraw support to the BJP government in

The has expressed support to the for Lok Sabha elections and Mapusa bypoll, both of which will be held on April 23.

The and have fielded their candidates for the Shiroda bypoll as well.

"We have decided to withdraw support to the Pramod Sawant government. We will soon be writing to Mridula Sinha," said.

Dhavalikar said that the party has decided to support in both the Lok Sabha seats in

Recently, two MGP MLAs and Deepak Pawaskar had left the party to join BJP, reducing the former's strength to one in the 40-member House.

The currently enjoys the support of 14 BJP MLAs, three from the Forward Party and three Independents.

After the MGP withdraws support, the opposition benches will have 14 Congress MLAs and one each from MGP and NCP.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 22:45 IST