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goa election: In Goa, blame sport begins between Congress and ally GFP over poor ballot efficiency

goa election: In Goa, blame sport begins between Congress and ally GFP over poor ballot efficiency

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A blame sport started between Congress and ally Goa Ahead Occasion (GFP) over the poor present within the current polls as BJP seems set to return to energy once more within the coastal state.

The BJP received 20 out of the entire 40 seats within the Goa elections and secured the help of MGP and three Independents. The saffron get together is but to stake a declare to kind the following authorities, which will likely be its third straight time period.

A disagreement broke out after Congress’ North Goa district president Vijai Bhike stated that tying up with the GFP for polls was a incorrect choice on a part of Congress.

“I believe we made a incorrect choice by tying up with the Goa Ahead Occasion because the alliance didn’t profit Congress in any means however one other get together took benefit of it,” Bhike instructed reporters at Saligao constituency in North Goa on Friday.

He alleged GFP chief Vijai Sardesai did not win the Mayem and Mandrem seats for the get together candidates. The GFP’s vote share fell to 1.8 per cent within the 2022 polls from 3.5 per cent in 2017, he stated.

Within the recently-concluded elections, outcomes for which have been declared on March 10, BJP received the utmost 20 seats, Congress 11 (a lack of six seats in comparison with 2017), GFP 1 (lack of two seats), Maharashtravadi Gomantak Occasion (2), AAP (2), Revolutionary Goans (1), and Independents 3.

GFP candidates Santosh Kumar Sawant (Mayem) and Deepak Kalangutkar (Mandrem) slammed Bhike on Saturday.

“One ought to recall that GFP president Vijai Sardesai had given a name for forming Group Goa (alliance) towards BJP in 2020. Nevertheless, Congress leaders did not act on it till Sardesai met Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi and the alliance was solid for the 2022 polls,” Kalangutkar stated.

He stated that even after Sardesai met with Rahul Gandhi, native leaders of Congress stored on saying that the “alliance is but to be introduced”, which created doubts concerning the tie-up.

“We condemn the assertion of Bhike. I doubt whether or not Bhike is making such a press release after consulting his senior get together leaders or is being dictated by another person,” Kalangutkar stated.

Sawant stated that the individuals of Goa needed to defeat BJP however the division of votes helped the saffron get together.

“If the alliance had been solid one-and-a-half years ago, the outcomes would have been completely different,” he stated.

Questioning the ‘delay’ by the BJP in forming a brand new authorities in Goa, Congress had stated a day earlier than that it was prepared to contemplate all doable options to maintain the saffron get together away from energy.

A gaggle of BJP legislators, nevertheless, asserted that the get together will stake a declare to kind authorities within the subsequent 4 or 5 days.

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