Margao: With a common aim of defeating the BJP across all municipalities in the State, the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party and the Goa Forward Party are engaged in some hard negotiations to forge an alliance ahead of the forthcoming elections on March 20.
The three parties had a meeting at a hotel in Fatorda, which was attended by Leader of Opposition Digamabr Kamat, Goa Forward Chief Vijai Sardesai, NCP chief Jose Philip D’Souza and Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao.
Emerging out of the meeting Kamat refused to reveal about what transpired at the meeting stating it was just a casual chat.
“This was a casual meeting. But I have informed high command and told the importance of alliance with secular parities to defeat BJP in Goa,” Kamat said.
He, however, efused that the today’s meeting was regarding to municipality elections saying they are waiting for court verdict.
“Once the court verdict is out we will announce the panel for Margao municipality,” he says.
Speaking to reporters Sardessai said that today’s meeting was good and agreed that the meeting between three parties was for municipality elections.
“This is the right time that opposition should unite to defeat the corrupt BJP Government,” he stated.
NCP party president Jose Philip D’Souza said his party is in touch with all opposition parties.
“We have to come together to defeat the communal BJP party. I have been in touch with party high command and told the need of collation to keep BJP out of power. We are working closely and we are sure that this meeting will be fruitful,” he said.