Cong calls BJP a sinking ship

PTI, PANAJI | 22 January 2012 12:13 IST

Goa Congress on Saturday said that the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started inducting leaders from other political parties, in a bid to "save its sinking ship".

"BJP has realised that they are not getting enough support, due to which, they are adopting such gimmicks," Mauvin Godinho, campaign manager for Congress in Goa said.

Recently, BJP inducted several minority leaders, including Matanhy Saldaha and others, who are likely to be given tickets to contest the upcoming assembly polls.

On January 15, BJP launched the 'Jan Sampark Abhiyaan' in 35 constituencies, which will continue till January 31.

Godinho, who recently launched the poll campaign, however criticised BJP saying, "since it has a track record of being communal", members of the minority community would never get inclined towards that party.

"They (BJP) are adopting such campaigns, as they are wary of losing their Hindu vote-bank," he said.

Minister for Public Works Department Churchill Alemao claimed that the BJP campaign has been receiving lukewarm response from people.

"When Sonia Gandhi came here, there were 60,000 people at the venue and more than 30,000 crowd standing outside," he said adding that the BJP has brought crowds from other constituencies as a "show of strength" during its ongoing campaign.

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This time, congress would be cut apart like the river princess. The minority leaders have realised that it is only the BJP party that can give good governance and not like DK rule for the last five years of unstable govt. Its high time the congress stops fooling the minority people that BJP is communal for it is the congress that calls upon the minority to vote for them

- Kavlekar C P, Mapusa | 24 th January 2012 20:55


Here the above statement prove weak memories of congress

Mauvin forgot that their own congress has been pulling 2 BJP MLA 3rd in line as they fear the their own people cannot win election any more as they have kept fooling people for the last 5 yrs and people have lost faith in them and people want change

As far as sonia gandhi rally is concerned most of the people were imported from neighboring state and other from goan slum area like Birla , moti dogor , and else were and some goan who attended did't even know why they were brought there as they had come because they were paid.

So by now everybody might have understood.

- Casmiro Dias, Verna | 22 nd January 2012 23:08


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