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NCP to contest Goa election in alliance with Cong, like-minded parties: Sharad Pawar

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Panaji:  NCP Chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said that his party intends to fight upcoming Goa Legislative Assembly election in alliance with Congress and other like-minded political parties.

Talking to reporters in Panaji, Pawar said that the NCP wants to fight Goa Legislative Assembly election “as a front” along with other parties.

“In Goa, we want to contest the election in alliance with Congress and other like-minded parties but we are yet to start the dialogues with other political outfits,” the NCP chief said, without naming other parties in the state.

Pawar, who is on his Goa trip, met local NCP leadership including party’s Goa President Jose Philip D’Souza and lone MLA in Goa Assembly, Churchill Alemao.

The NCP chief said that senior party leader Prafulla Patel has been authorised to hold dialogues with other political parties to have a front for Goa elections.

“The discussion about the alliance and seat sharing amongst the partners will happen at the national level,” he said.

Pawar said that his party along with others will “contest Goa election as a front and provide alternative to BJP and stable government.”

The elections for Goa Legislative Assembly are due for February, 2022.

Responding to a question, Pawar said that the discussion will begin six months before the election date.

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