Cong loyalists lash out at own leaders after Michael entry

12 Jan 2022 07:25 PM

The entry of former BJP heavyweight and Calangute MLA Michel Lobo into the Congress has led to a major revolt among party loyalists. The Calangute block Congress resigned en-mass and announced that it would to start a Congress Hatao, Goa Bachao mission. We will decide the future course of electoral politics soon, the top Congress leaders from Calangute constituency said.

Congress ticket aspirants including former Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes, former Calangute sarpanchas Joseph Sequeira and Anthony Menezes and Calangute Congress block president convened a meeting of their karyakartas and then addressed the media.

In the interaction, they lashed out at Goa election in charge P Chidambaram for promising to ensure that the ticket would be for loyalists. They also hit out at Digambar Kamat and Dinesh Gundu Rao for hurting Congress workers across Goa. Not only in Calangute, but Congress supporters across Goa are hurt, they charged.

The whole issue blew up after Michael Lobo and his wife Delilah Lobo finally joined Congress. Lobo promised to ensure that 22+ Congress MLA s are elected and a Congress government is formed.

Reporter: Sandeep Kamulkar

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