Goa polls: Sardesai questions Congress's seriousness for alliance

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Panaji, Jul 19: Taking a dig at opposition Congress for not taking a stand on alliance with like-minded parties for Goa polls due next year, Independent legislator Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday questioned the party's seriousness on getting rid of ruling BJP.

"I don't find their reaction to the issue of grand alliance unexpected. Congress has shown how serious they are to get rid of the BJP," Sardesai said, a day after Goa Congress chief Luizinho Faleiro said that the party would decide on alliance by September 30.

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Sardesai, who is the mentor of Goa Forward party, further said, "Now we know what they have in their mind. We will do what needs to be done."

The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee and its frontal organisations had yesterday discussed the issue of grand alliance with like-minded parties for the state polls.

In the past, several state Congress legislators, including Vishwajit Rane, Digambar Kamat, Jeniffer Monserratte, Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco and Pandurang Madkaikar, had suggested that the party should join hands with like-minded parties.

Sardesai said the other parties like Goa Forward will formulate their own strategy for the state elections. Congress had miserably lost the 2012 Goa Assembly polls and the BJP then formed the government in the coastal state.

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