Gadkari to meet BJP leaders in Goa for poll strategy

Panaji, Sep 21 (PTI) Union minister Nitin Gadkariwould hold a crucial meeting of BJP’s ministers and MLAs inGoa tomorrow to discuss the strategy for the state polls duenext year, but there would be no talks on alliance with MGP. "Gadkari would be arriving in Goa this evening.Tomorrow, he will address a meeting with the ministers andMLAs of the party and chair the core committee meeting in themeeting," BJP Goa unit president Vinay Tendulkar toldreporters today. He will later address BJP workers on September 23 inthe presence of the party’s ministers and MLAs, he said. There will not be any talks on alliance withMaharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) during Gadkari’s visit,he said, adding, "The first round of negotiations for thetie-up will begin only on October 2." Tendulkar expressed confidence that BJP and MGP willbe able to forge an alliance during the forthcoming elections,and continue their present chemistry. The party will announce its list of candidates onlyafter Election Commission notifies the dates for polls, hesaid. The BJP and MGP had fought the 2012 Goa Assembly pollsin alliance, wherein the former had won on 21 and the latteron three seats to form the government under leadership of thenChief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was later elevated asUnion Minister. PTI RPS GK DIPBAS

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