The battle for Goa is on. The coastal voice goes to the polls on February 14 this 365 days and parties hold begun announcing their candidates and pre-poll partnerships.
With principal opposition event Congress having determined to head comely great solo in the voice, debutante All India Trinamool Congress has accused it of inflicting Opposition disunity and splitting the anti-BJP vote.
CONGRESS TO GO SOLO
In an queer interview with India On the present time’s Rajdeep Sardesai, Congress chief and senior election observer in Goa P Chidambaram acknowledged, “The TMC has been poaching our participants, whereas claiming to hold made us a concrete offer. There became no concrete offer, handiest a recommendation to work collectively. Poaching of participants created a huge hole between the TMC and us.”
Chidambaram went on to reveal that the TMC would no longer possess any headway in Goa in February 2022.
On a possible alliance with the Nationalist Congress Birthday party and Shiv Sena in Goa, he acknowledged, “We were initiate to adjusting the parties till day prior to yesterday. There were talks nevertheless, unfortunately, there became no assembly level. We tried very arduous.” The NCP and Shiv Sena hold offered that they’ll be contesting the Goa election in alliance.
In terms of the Aam Aadmi Birthday party, which will seemingly be making an are attempting to possess inroads in BJP-led Goa, Chidambaram acknowledged, “It became definite early on that if the AAP is combating the Congress in Punjab, it is no longer seemingly we’ll hold an alliance in Goa.”
On the probability of a publish-poll alliance with AAP, he acknowledged, “I don’t rule one thing else in, I don’t rule one thing else out.”
WILL CONGRESS BE ABLE TO KEEP ITS FLOCK TOGETHER?
For the reason that 2017 Goa election, 15 Congress MLAs hold left the event, a option of them switching to the BJP. Despite having greater numbers in the 2017 election, the Congress became unable to set aside the federal government.
On this, Chidambaram acknowledged, “We were unable to protect up our flock collectively in 2017. That doesn’t mean we would be unable to cease so in 2022. We’re wiser and more cautious. I remorse what happened in 2017 and 2019, it became low. But I promise it gained’t be repreated now. We can pick steps to possess definite no Congress candidate will defect in the event that they are elected in 2022.”
“Loyalty is our first criterion in selecting candidates for Goa,” he added.