PANAJI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal met Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) chief Sudin Dhavalikar at a metropolis lodge on Tuesday, sparking buzz that the 2 events might deliberate on a attainable alliance or an association forward of the state elections in early 2022.

Kejriwal, who’s staying at a lodge within the Dona Paula locality of the capital metropolis, spent many of the day holding a sequence of conferences with the native get together leaders. In between, he additionally met the Dhavalikar brothers, Ramkrishna “Sudin” Dhavalikar and his youthful brother Pandurang “Deepak” Dhavalikar, who play the lead position within the MGP.

Kejriwal last year announced his party’s decision to contest meeting elections in states corresponding to Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Gujarat. There has been no phrase from Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) if it would be a part of fingers with native events in Goa. Kejriwal didn’t converse with the media on Tuesday however will deal with a Press convention on Wednesday.

AAP state convener Rahul Mhambre solely referred to the inner conferences. “There were a series of meetings lined up with the local leadership of the AAP including one-on-one meetings,” he instructed HT.

Sudin Dhavalikar insisted his assembly with Kejriwal was only a courtesy name. “There is nothing on that as yet. This was just a courtesy visit,” Sudin Dhavalikar mentioned to repeated questions on hypothesis round his assembly with Kejriwal.

“There is nothing about an alliance. We discussed the good work he has done and the good work I have done with regard to water supply in Goa,” Sudin mentioned.

“For a long time we had not met each other… now for two months because of corona we had not met. He had even come to Goa once (recently) but we couldn’t meet. I was supposed to go to Delhi but I didn’t get the time,”

Sudin Dhavalikar’s MGP was as soon as a robust regional get together that dominated Goa for the primary three a long time after its liberation in 1961, giving Goa its first chief minister Bhausaheb Bandodkar. The MGP, which had a devoted assist base among the many state’s politically highly effective Bahujan Samaj, nonetheless, has misplaced a lot of its sheen. The get together has managed to grow to be part of each authorities in Goa between 1999 and 2019 when Sudin Dhavalikar was left stranded.

The MGP’s three MLAs performed a key position in serving to the BJP seize energy in Goa regardless of profitable solely 13 seats within the 40-member home. Pramod Sawant, who took cost of the state after Manohar Parrikar’s dying, inducted Sudin Dhavalikar as deputy chief minister on 17 March 2019 however stripped him of his portfolios inside per week. Dhavalikar’s two MLAs additionally defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party authorities led by Sawant. The MGP, which had three MLAs, was left with only one, Sudin Dhavalikar.

Earlier this month, Dhavalikar indicated that the MGP was not eager on aligning with both the BJP or Congress, saying that the get together was not taken with aligning with nationwide events forward of the polls.


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