Aiming gun at Diggy’s chest, MGP shoots at BJP

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 19 February 2016 21:39 IST

While hitting directly its one-time senior partner Congress, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party seems to be not in a mood to spare its present senior partner – the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

“People are fed up of national parties. Regional parties would start ruling Goa once again,” claims Dipak Dhawalikar, president of the MGP, which ruled Goa for the first 17 years.

He blasted All India Congress Committee observer Digvijay Singh, who yesterday ridiculed the MGP, calling it the most corrupt and selfish party of Goa.

“It’s a most irresponsible statement. Congress has no moral right to speak against the MGP after enjoying stable power for five years only because of us”, said Dhawalikar.

He also reminded Singh that almost all the veterans of the Congress are originally the MGP men, in spite of which the regional party has survived in Goa for the last 55 years.

“We were never power hungry nor would be. We provide stable government without disturbing the alliance because we honour the word”, claimed junior Dhawalikar.

According to the factories and boilers minister, their senior partner during 2007 to 2012 sold out Goa, due to which the present government is facing hurdles.

However, he also took the opportunity to have a dig at their senior partner, the BJP.

 

“People are still waiting for the government to fulfil the assurances it gave in 2012 election. There is still one year left. Let’s hope they would satisfy the people”, he told goanews.com, when asked in this regard.

He also did not forget to state that people were neither happy with the national party in the last term nor during this term.

4 CONGMEN TO JOIN MGP?

Dhawalikar has also dared the Congress to contest forthcoming election and come to power with its own strength.

“Do they actually know how many legislators among nine elected are left with them today”, he asked sarcastically.

Obviously, besides Babush Monseratte who was expelled by the party, the MGP leader was referring to Mauvin Godinho, who has already embraced the saffron camp.

But he goes beyond this, to state that the Congress does not even have five MLAs left with them today.

And how many among the leftovers will join the MGP in the next election?

“At least three to four”, claims Dhawalikar confidently, while flatly refusing to name them.

He however also states that most of its candidates would be fresh faces. 


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CORRECT OBSERVATION ABOUT cONGRESS PARTY .A PARTY WHICH IS NECK DEEP IN CORRUPTION calls its one time ally corrupt and selfish ,,Shameless people; We have to appreciate Dhavalikars for sticking to the MGP party thru' thick n thin. In this election they will be king makers with more seats and Congress will become extinct.

- MADHAV BODKE, PONDA | 19 th February 2016 22:00

 

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