Accusing the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) of "double standards", state BJP today said that for a pre-poll alliance to happen, the MGP, which is sharing power with Congress, should first pull out of the government.
"MGP should have withdrawn itself from the government as a pre-condition for the alliance. But it is still with Congress-led government. How can they continue with the enemy party, when they are negotiating with us for pre poll alliance," BJP spokesman Govind Parvatkar said today.
He said that the MGP is adopting "double standards" by initiating alliance talks with BJP and still sharing power with the Congress.
BJP-MGP have initiated seat-sharing dialogues for the forthcoming Goa assembly polls, scheduled on March 3.
Clarifying that alliance is still on the cards, Parvatkar said that the MGP should make its stand clear on continuing with the Congress-led coalition.
He said alliance with MGP was proposed, as people do not want division of votes, which will give edge to Congress party. "We will wait till January 26 for MGP to make their stand clear," Parvatkar said.
Reacting to the recent statement by Goa Congress chief Subhash Shirodkar that his party is contemplating the possibility of pre-poll talks with MGP, Parvatkar said, "MGP cannot remain silent to these statements."
MGP's both the legislators have supported Digambar Kamat-led government in the state with one of the legislators– Ramakrishna Dhavalikar, enjoying a ministerial berth.