Will Vijai succeed in winning Madgao & Saxtti? Wins back MMC chairperson post

विजय मडगांव आनी साश्ट जिखतलो? मडगांव नगराध्यक्ष परत गोवा फॉरवर्डाचें

22 Nov 2019 07:05 PM

In spite of leaving the seat of chairperson, Goa Forward has come back to power in Madgao municipality. Pooja Naik is the new chairperson. But Goa Forward leader Vijai Sardesai looks beyond this. He is planning to enter Digambar Kamat’s Madgao in next municipal election and also build his regional outfit as an alternative to both BJP and Congress.

Babita Prabhudesai stepped down as the chairperson when councillors supported by BJP and Congress joined hands to dislodge Goa Forward, on the issue of not following procedure to install Dr Jack Sequeira’s statue and naming road after Manohar Parrikar.

That time they were 14. But the equations changed on Friday. Pooja Naik of Goa Forward won the election by one vote. 13 against 12.

One person from BJP-Congress combine shifted side in voting by secret ballot.

With this victory, Vijai Sardesai has now gone offensive.

He looks at it as a fitting reply to Saxtti politics as well as state politics where chief minister and leader of opposition join hands.

But when asked about fielding candidate in Madgao for Assembly election, he leaves it to Congress leadership.


Reporter: Ramesh Naik Raut | Desk: Glenn Costa

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