Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) withdraws support from Congress-led government in Goa, ahead of the Assembly polls on 3rd March.
Earlier on 31st January, Narayan Sawant, working president of the state’s oldest regional outfit, told reporters that the party will no longer be part of the ruling alliance that also includes NCP.
MGP will either go alone or forge a pre-poll alliance with main Opposition BJP, he said.The party has two MLAs in the 40-member Assembly. The pull out by MGP will not affect the stability of the Congress-led coalition which remains in majority with 23 seats.
Three legislators – two from BJP and one of NCP – have already resigned from the Assembly, bringing down its effective strength to 37.MGP had extended support to the Congress-led alliance after the 2007 elections.