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Goa Congress Ally Says Defectors To BJP “Enemies Of Individuals And God”

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'Allowed To Be Purchased Like Cattle': Goa Congress Ally Slams Defections

Goa Ahead Celebration chief Vijai Sardesai accuses BJP of “deceit and manipulation”.

Panaji:

Congress ally Goa Ahead Celebration has mentioned MLAs who’ve defected to the ruling BJP are “pure evil” and “enemies of the folks and God”. Led by former chief minister Digambar Kamat and senior chief Michael Lobo, eight of 11 Congress MLAs right now joined the BJP. The Congress had managed to stave this off in July, however the timing now — in the midst of Rahul Gandhi-led ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ (Unite India March) — makes it extra embarrassing. 

“The eight legislators who’ve determined, in opposition to all political propriety, fundamental decency and honesty, to pursue their greed for wealth and starvation for energy, stand right now because the symbols of pure evil,” mentioned Goa Ahead Celebration chief and its lone MLA, Vijai Sardesai, in an announcement to the media.

He mentioned the folks of Goa would really feel “backstabbed”, significantly throughout “the Hindu auspicious interval of Pitru Paksa, when these MLAs selected to repay their money owed to their ancestors on this devious and false-hearted method”. 

He accused the BJP of utilizing “deceit and manipulation” to remain in energy, saying that the MLAs “allowed them(selves) to be bought like cattle”. He appealed to the folks to “reject these traitors… and model them as enemies of the folks and God”. Political defections usually are not only a betrayal of the folks’s mandate, but additionally “the denigration and mockery of God”.

This morning, the MLAs’ assembly with the Speaker set off the hypothesis because the meeting shouldn’t be in session. State BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade then mentioned they’re becoming a member of the celebration. And in one other hour it was accomplished.

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Digambar Kamat and Michael Lobo have been on the centre of the switchover hypothesis in July too, and the Congress had even requested the speaker to disqualify them below the anti-defection regulation. The celebration eliminated Michael Lobo as Chief of Opposition, however a alternative was awaited. 

In July, Mr Kamat had mentioned he was “shocked and shocked” on the allegations of main a division. Even Michael Lobo, who was within the BJP earlier than becoming a member of the Congress forward of elections earlier this yr, had denied any such transfer. He took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi’s Kanyakumari-to-Kashmir yatra, saying, “It’s Congress chhodo, BJP ko jodo. (Give up Congress, Strengthen BJP).”

The Congress in Goa broke aside in 2019 too, when 10 of its 15 MLAs went to the BJP. This yr, the celebration had made its candidates take a loyalty vow within the presence of Rahul Gandhi. Evidently, it did not work on a minimum of eight of them. 

At present Mr Kamat mentioned, “We’re sad with Congress. We noticed what occurred with Ghulam Nabi Azad,” referring to the senior chief who just lately stop the celebration whereas questioning Rahul Gandhi’s political acumen. “We’ll work with PM Narendra Modi and Goa CM Pramod Sawant for betterment of the state,” he added.

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