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Congress to contest 36 seats in Goa, leaves 4 for others

 MPost |  2017-01-19 00:00:47.0  |  Panaji

The Congress will contest on 36 of the 40 assembly seats in Goa, leaving four for others including a newly-floated political party under a seat-sharing agreement, the party said on Wednesday.

The opposition party said it has not stitched a formal alliance, but has only entered into a seat-sharing pact with Goa Forward, launched a year ago, and others for the February 4 elections.

“This is not an alliance. This is purely a seat-sharing agreement that we are having based on winnability of candidates,” All India Congress Committee General Secretary Digvijay Singh said. Under the arrangement, Congress has left two seats - Fatorda and Siolim - for Goa Forward.

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