“I announce my withdrawal as Goa TMC candidate from Fatorda and hand over the baton to a young woman advocate. That has been the policy of the party – to empower the women,” said Luizinho Faleiro.
The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in its report that with this, Goa has set a unique record, which is ”unparalleled” in the history of Indian democracy.
Talking to PTI, the 65-year-old leader said he does not wish to remain in the party and will formally submit his resignation by this evening.
Earlier today, the party’s National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal announced Amit Palekar as the Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Goa Assembly polls.
Chidambaram, who is the Congress’ senior election observer for the Goa Assembly polls, appealed to the voters of Goa to vote for a regime change and elect Congress.
Moitra, MP, later did not directly refer to Dinesh Gundu Rao’s remarks but said she did not want to “engage in further Twitter shadow boxing” with various Congress functionaries.
Winning Goa is not easy for the ruling BJP, but parties like the AAP and the TMC have put obstacles in the Congress’s path to help the BJP, he claimed.
His statement has come shortly after Trinamool Congress Party’s Goa desk in-charge Mahua Moitra suggested that the Mamata Banerjee-led party was open to a pre-poll alliance with the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Congress.
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The Congress workers and the voters of Curtorim constituency are determined to defeat Lourenco, Chidambaram said.
Almeida joined National Congress on Wednesday after having extensive consultation with his supporters in Vasco.
Recently, Luizinho Faleiro and Ravi Naik, both former chief ministers, also left the Congress. The party is now left with only Pratapsingh Rane and Digambar Kamat, both of whom are also former CMs.
Two other Congress leaders had also recently resigned as MLAs in the state, where elections are due early next year.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes at Martyr’s Memorial, Azad Maidan in Panaji.
Goa Liberation Day 2021: As per the PMO, the Prime Minister will felicitate the freedom fighters and veterans of ‘Operation Vijay’ at the function.
Goa Liberation Day in India 2021: The Goa Liberation Day celebrates the liberation of Goa from Portuguese dominion on 19th December 1961.
The Congress will also restart the iron ore mining industry in Goa by legal methods, Chidambaram said addressing the party workers on Saturday in Valpoi Assembly constituency, currently represented by state Health Minister and BJP leader Vishwajit Rane.
Faleiro, who left the Congress to join the Mamata Banerjee camp in September, currently holds the post of TMC vice-president.
Former Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly and deputy Chief Minister Dayanand Narvekar joined the Aam Aadmi Party in Goa on Tuesday. “The AAP has a structure in place in Goa and they have done exemplary work in the national capital,” Narvekar told reporters after his formal induction in the[Read More…]
The committee which compiled the report was headed by Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Goa Dr B.K. Mishra, former dean of GMC Dr V.N. Jindal and Secretary Revenue Sanjay Kumar.
In his petition, advocate Shukr Usgaonkar had said that the Goa government’s decision to bar domiciled Goans from entering casinos was violative of his personal rights, because it barred him from visiting casinos.
Chidambaram also urged Congress workers in the state to win the hearts and minds of people in the run up to the polls to make sure that the Congress wins the 2022 polls.
Antinio, who recently joined TMC in Goa, also expressed his anguish towards the Congress party and accused the Congress of surrendering power to BJP in various states despite gaining the majority.
“Our preparation for the third wave is at almost 90 per cent. The paediatric ICU is ready. Right now the situation is static,” said Bandekar, the dean of the Goa Medical College.
”Patnekar was admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) after he tested positive for the viral infection on Wednesday,” former MLA and Goa Legislature Forum vice president Victor Gonsalves told reporters.