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Goa: Two rebel MLAs ready to budge
January 19, 2008 11:57 IST
In a fresh attempt to find a solution to the Goa [Images] crisis, two of the four rebel legislators have agreed to talk to the central leaders of the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
The two legislators -- one from NCP and another an independent -- are coming to New Delhi for discussions with the NCP and Congress' central leaders respectively in a move to save the Digamber Kamat-led coalition government in Goa, Congress sources said.
The coalition partners are confident of finding a way out of the situation, they said.
In the 40-member Goa assembly, Congress has 16 MLAs, followed by BJP (14), NCP (3) while Save Goa Front (SGF) and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party have two legislators each.
The United Goans' Democratic Party has one member and there are also two independent legislators in the House.
With the current crisis, the Congress-led camp is left with only 16 legislators as one each from Congress and SGF are said to be with the dissidents who're busy bargaining hard as none of the parties can form the government without their support.