Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mahua Moitra on Thursday hit out on the Congress, saying it ought to realise that its leaders are usually not “emperors of India” and added that had the grand outdated social gathering discharged its responsibility effectively in Goa, there was no want for the TMC to enter the coastal state’s ballot fray to defeat the ruling BJP.
She stated the TMC is prepared for an alliance in Goa as defeating the BJP is the “need of the hour”, however added that the Congress ought to get off its “high horse” and get up to its depleted energy.
Moitra was reacting to senior Congress chief P Chidamabaram’s assertion made earlier within the day that the Congress and the BJP are the 2 important contestants in Goa and if the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) and the TMC fielded candidates and secured some votes within the upcoming meeting polls, in impact they are going to be splitting the non-BJP vote.
In an interview to PTI, Chidambaram additionally stated that the TMC and the AAP wouldn’t have cadre base in constituencies in Goa they usually try to construct their events by way of defections. Referring to the Congress chief’s statements, Moitra stated the combat in Goa is between the BJP and anti-BJP forces.
“The anti-BJP forces in Goa today are Congress, AAP and TMC. Now, this is a fight between them. Neither of them can stake a claim that we are the only ones in the fray,” she stated. Moitra, who’s TMC’s desk-in-charge for Goa, stated that each one the three events are within the fray in Goa, and that is the fact that the Congress ought to get up to.
“I think that it is important for people to realise that if Congress had done its job, there was no need for us (TMC) to be here. We are here because Congress could not do their job. Congress is a platform which is not adequate enough to defeat the BJP,” she added.
The TMC is prepared for an alliance, Moitra stated, including, “We are saying come to the table and talk to us to see how we can defeat the BJP.
This is the need of the hour.” She stated the folks of Goan will respect the truth that the TMC isn’t sitting on a excessive horse and that the social gathering has no ego. “TMC is saying if everybody come together we can defeat the BJP,” she stated.
She stated that Chidambaram and Congress management ought to realise that the time is ripe to combat the BJP and the time can also be proper for the Congress to get off its excessive horse and realise that it has not been in a position to combat this battle alone.
Referring to Chidambaram’s assertion that the Congress was “dismayed” when the TMC “lured” its MLAs into its fold, Moitra stated the Congress mustn’t discuss defections as they’ve welcomed (BJP minister) Michael Lobo, BJP chief Delilah Lobo, former minister Carlose Almeida within the social gathering.
This perspective that in the event that they do it, it’s proper and if everyone else does it then it’s mistaken doesn’t swimsuit the Congress. I wish to remind the Congress that each one these individuals who discover it unimaginable to have a preventing platform within the Congress are those who’re coming to the TMC, she added.
“By Congress’ definition, (TMC supremo and West Bengal CM) Mamata Banerjee is a defector. By their definition, (YSR Congress chief and Andhra Pradesh CM) Jagan Reddy is a defector.
But these are the people who are chief ministers and running the states. It is high time that Congress wakes up of its depleted strength and realise that they are not emperors of India,” she added.
“We appeal to the people of Goa, that we are here to offer an anti-BJP platform. We are open for an anti-BJP platform…we have said that, but if people think that they are emperors and they are doling out largesse, then fine we are there as a platform and Mamata Banerjee is anti-BJP leader,” she stated.
Meeting polls for all 40 seats in Goa will likely be held on February 14.