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During the visit of AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh to the state in mid-June month, the discussion on pre-poll alliance with like-minded parties was initiated.Goa Congress has decided to hold a joint meeting on July 18 with its Legislative wing and State (Pradesh) Committee to take a call on forging an alliance with like-minded parties for the upcoming Assembly elections.
“The meeting will be chaired by Pradesh Congress Committee President Luizinho Faleiro. All the frontal organisations of the party, Pradesh Congress committee and legislative party members will deliberate on the issue of alliance for upcoming polls during the meeting,” said Congress Goa spokesman Sunil Kawathankar on Saturday.
He said during the visit of AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh to the state in mid-June month, the discussion on pre-poll alliance with like-minded parties was initiated.“On Monday we are going to take forward the discussion wherein opinion of all the members would be recorded and sent to party high command,” Kawathankar said.
A large group of Congress legislators including Vishwajit Rane, Jeniffer Monserratte, Digambar Kamat, Pandurang Madkaikar, Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco and others have already publicly voiced their demand to go for an alliance.
Rane had threatened to quit the party, if Congress wants to go alone for the upcoming Goa State Legislative Assembly elections.
The Congress which faced a humiliating defeat in the 2012 Goa polls is now gearing up for elections due before March 2017.