Panaji, 20 November (IANS). Two weeks after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) vice-president Praful Patel refused an alliance with the Congress for the 2022 Goa Assembly elections, NCP leader Narendra Verma said his party was honorable with secular parties in the coastal state Is exploring seat-sharing arrangements.
Verma said in a press conference in Panaji, “If there is a respectable seat sharing with the Congress, then we would like to contest.” We do not want secular votes to be distributed.
Verma is the newly appointed supervisor for party affairs in Goa.
Patel said earlier this month that the Nationalist Congress Party was keen on contesting all 40 assembly seats.
Varma said that time has changed in Indian politics and now the main political battle is not between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The NCP leader said, look at what has happened in the Bihar assembly elections. Gone are the days when there used to be only Congress or BJP.
The NCP leader said that there were always open routes for taking like-minded parties in his party. Please tell that NCP has only one MLA in Goa’s 40-member assembly.
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