Ahead of Goa elections, five members of TMC resigns

Five members of TMC have resigned to the party, accusing the party is being communal, dividing Hindus and Christians for votes

Ahead of Goa elections, five members of TMC resigns

Panaji: Trinamool Congress (TMC) has received jerk in poll-bound state Goa as its five primary members of the party including former legislator Lavoo Mamlatdar resigned from the party accusing it of being communal.

Nearly three months after joining the party, five members have resigned to the primary membership of the party, stated that party has trying to create a divide between Hindus and Christians for votes. The resignations come just months ahead of crucial Assembly elections in Goa.

"We had joined the AITC with a hope that it would bring brighter days for Goa and Goans. But it is unfortunate to bring to the notice that AITC has not understood Goa and Goans," the leaders said in their resignation letter to TMC chief,  Mamata Banerjee.

"AITC move to polarise Hindu votes towards MGP and Catholic votes towards AITC is purely communal in nature. We do not want to continue with a party that is trying to divide Goans. We will not allow AITC and the company managing AITC Goa to break the secular fabric of the state and we shall protect it,"  stated in the letter.

Lavoo Mamlatdar and others had joined the Mamata Banerjee-led party in the last week of September. He was among the first few local leaders in the state to join the Trinamool Congress, which has decided to contest all 40 seats in the Goa Assembly polls, due in February 2022.