Newspatrolling.com – Mumbai based Shiv Sena, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and the Goa Suraksha Manch have decided to come together to fight the comin assenbly elections in Goa. The parties will be sharing seats and shall be aiming to form the government on their own.
This announcement was done by MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar in the presence of Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut and GSM leader Subhash Velingkar. They will be contesting a total of 35 seats out of 40, with Mr. Dhavalikar being nominated as the Chief Ministerial candidate.
The Shiv Sena will be contesting from Saligao, Cuncolim, Mormugao and Thivim, while the GSM will contest from Curchorem, Siolim, Panaji, Sankhali, Velim and Mayem. The MGP will field candidates from all the other seats.
GSM leader Subhash Velingkar has said that the first decision that would be taken after winning elections would be to stop the grants being given to schools with English as its medium of instruction. He said that it is universally accepted that education must be imparted in the mother tongue and hence teaching in English was wrong.
The MGP had recently withdrawn support to the BJP government in Goa. Sanjay Raut was asked as to why they would be contesting against their alliance partners, the BJP. He said that the alliance between the Shiv Sena and the BJP was one of the longest ones in the country and the BJP was the one which broke up the alliance before the Mahrashtra assembly elections for its own political gains.