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Congress to contest both Lok Sabha seats in Goa

india Updated: Mar 16, 2009 19:38 IST
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The Congress party on Monday said they would like to contest both the Lok Sabha seats as they have better chances of winning them.

"The talks are still on with NCP in Delhi on seat sharing. But we feel that we have better chances to win both North and South Goa seat rather than leaving North Goa seat for NCP," Congress' Goa spokesman Ramakant Khalap told reporters in Panaji.

Khalap said NCP seems to be convinced with the contention of Congress to let them (Congress) fight on both the seats.

"Goa Pradesh Congress Committee has made a strong case that Congress should fight both the seats. This request has also been handed over the NCP high command," Khalap said.

He said that the Congress has winnability factor to reckon with and it's alone in a position to win both the seats.

During the last Lok Sabha polls, NCP had unsuccessfully contested North Goa seat while South Goa was won by Congress candidate. BJP candidate Sripad Naik had emerged victorious during last Parliamentary poll.