Panaji: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party's Sudin Dhavalikar on Thursday resigned from the Digambar Kamat cabinet ahead of the next month's legislative assembly polls.

Dhavalikar's resignation came hours before BJP state election committee's meeting tonight to take decision on the alliance with MGP.

MGP President Dipak Dhavalikar confirmed the resignation but said that the party was yet to withdraw from the Congress-led government.

"The minister has resigned but we are yet to withdraw," he said, adding that the party will quit the government only after resignation was accepted.

Party's central committee, on January 31, had asked its minister to resign.

BJP, which had initiated talks with MGP for possible alliance, was uneasy as the minister was taking time to put down the papers.

BJP spokesperson, Vishnu Wagh, had said earlier in the day that MGP should prove that it was serious about the alliance by getting out of the Digambar Kamat government.

MGP President said that meeting of the party's parliamentary committee would be held on Sunday, to discuss the candidates. "If alliance is not formed, then we will fight the polls on our own," he said, blaming the BJP for sitting on the alliance proposal.