Panaji: Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party formed alliance for Goa Assembly polls. The coalition will fight on 15-16 seats out of the 40 seats.
The Shiv Sena is upset at being given a cold shoulder by the Congress over its proposal to repeat the Maharashtra coalition experiment in the Goa Assembly elections.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said the political situation it Goa is such that the Congress cannot go beyond single digit if it contests the assembly polls in the coastal state on its own.
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar had earlier this week said that the party was in talks with Congress and Trinamool Congress for an alliance for Goa Assembly elections. He also said that in Uttar Pradesh, they are going to contest elections with Samajwadi Party and other smaller parties.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday said that his party will not be part of any alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Assembly elections. He ruled out the possibility of any alliance with the Samajwadi Party citing ideological differences.
Goa goes to polls on February 14.
(This is a developing story)