Goa: BJP worries about TMC’s entry
Mamata Banerjee has decided to expand her party base in India, as a first step TMC decided to contest in Goa and Tripura, both are BJP ruled state. She has called opposition parties to join hands with her to fight against safron party.
Kolkata: Ahead of her maiden visit to poll-bound state Goa next week, the Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked the opposition parties to join with her to fight against the BJP ‘misrule’ in the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister has tweeted that “As I prepare for my maiden visit to Goa on 28th, I call upon all individuals, organisations and political parties to join forces to defeat the BJP and their divisive agenda. The people of Goa have suffered enough over the last 10 years”.
“Together, we will usher in a new dawn for Goa by forming a new govt that will truly be a govt of the people of Goa and committed to realising their aspirations! #GoenchiNaviSakal”, she tweeted.
Elections will be held to 40- member Goa Assembly next year. Trinamool Congress has already prepared for the elections, as a first step, it has inducted former Chief Minister of Goa and Congress veteran, Luizinho Faleiro. Party will likely project him as CM candidate.
After a landslide victory in West Bengal Assembly elections, the Trinamool Congress has trying to reach nationally and has decided to contest in BJP-ruled Goa and Tripura on next year.
Besides inducting veteran Congress leader, the party has inducted many local leaders into the party fold. In previous assembly elections, Congress has won 17 seats, restricting BJP to 13 seats. However, in a quick political move, the party has aligned with local parties and formed the government under the leadership of senior Congress leader Manohar Parker.
Meanwhile, the AAP too decided to contest in upcoming Assembly elections. It has already made poll promises to Goans. Party leaders have announced free power up to 300 units per month and 80% jobs for locals if APP is voted to power.