As Goa’s opposition party was getting ready for a series of meetings by general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today, a spate of resignations and confusion prevailed over its alliance with like-minded parties for the upcoming polls in the coastal state was faced by the Goa Congress, as per sources.
The Goa Porvorim assembly constituency witnessed resignations from a group of Congress leaders which was supported by Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte who said that with regards to the assembly polls which are likely to be held in early 2022, the Congress, he claims, was not serious about contesting the same.
Along with the others, senior leader Moreno Rebelo from South Goa also resigned creating a setback for the Congress.
After the party announced the “candidature” to sitting MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco from the Curtorim constituency, it made Rebelo upset which eventually made him resign, as said by Mr Rebelo in his resignation letter.
In the letter written by Rebelo to Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar, he says that for the last four-and-a-half years, no party activity has been participated by Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco while he only abused party leaders and himself on the contrary.
When the nature of its understanding with the Goa Forward Party (GFP) for the assembly polls witnessed emerging differences, the spate of resignations came in.
On Thursday, P Chidambaram who is the Goa Congress election in charge said that only support to the Congress has been extended by the Goa Forward Party while it was refused to be termed as an alliance at the current stage.
While on the other hand, a meeting between GFP chief Vijai Sardesai and Mr Chodankar has been arranged by the senior Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao on Saturday.
Vijai Sardesai said that my party offers support to the Congress party in order to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party while the support was well accepted by Rahul Gandhi, as said by Chidambaram during an interaction with the reporters in Panaji.
Apart from the above, several events are scheduled to be addressed by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while she shall also be interacting with the youth women during her day-long visit to Goa.