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Former BJP MLA Carlos Almeida joins Congress with hundreds of supporters

Almeida’s entry into the Congress will make congress stronger in Mormugao



Panaji – Carlos Almeida, former BJP MLA from Vasco Assembly Constituency, joined the Congress Party along with hundreds of his supporters in the presence of Congress Goa Incharge Dinesh Gundu Rao, State Congress President Girish Chodankar and Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat.

While joining Congress, Carlos Almeida expressed confidence that the Congress will overthrow the anti-democratic rule of the BJP in the upcoming polls.

State President Girish Chodankar welcomed Almeida in Congress Party. He said that the entry of Almeida has strengthened the Congress in Mormugao Taluka. Goan people will never bring the BJP back to power in state. The present BJP government has disrupted the law and order in the State. The wrong policies of this government are responsible for inflation, sex scandals, job scams and corruption in all sectors. The BJP always tries to polarise votes by creating religious rift and quarrels among castes. The wise Goan people will thwart this instinct of the BJP this time, said Chodankar.

Speaking on the occasion, Leader of the Opposition and former CM of Goa Digambar Kamat said , Carlos Almeida had a lot of options in the changing political scenarios in Goa but he made a good decision after listening to everyone. His decision to join the Congress is right and we are proud of this decision, Kamat said.

Congress candidate from Mormugao Assembly seat Sankalp Amonkar said that a party which is limited to Bengal State is trying to buy candidates on the basis of money power. The party, which is confined to one state, is buying politicians on the strength of money. The people of Goa are simple but wise. They will neither vote for TMC nor for a scam party like BJP,” he said.

Dinesh Gundu Rao, Digambar Kamat and Girish Chodankar expressed confidence that the entry of Almeida would strengthen the Congress Party in Mormugao taluka and the party would win all the four assembly constituencies – Mormugao, Vasco, Dabolim and Cortalim.

Hundreds of his supporters were present at the Congress Bhavan, when Carlos Almeida joined Congress and they expressed confidence that the Congress candidate would win in Vasco Constituency.