Panaji: Congress veteran P Chidambaram on Thursday expressed confidence that his get together will win the Goa Meeting elections due subsequent yr and in addition the following Lok Sabha polls in 2024. Chidambaram, who’s the AICC Goa ballot in-charge, was addressing get together staff after inaugurating the state election marketing campaign workplace in Panaji. Let me say one factor from historical past…whoever wins Goa wins Delhi. In 2007 we gained Goa…in 2009 we gained Delhi. In 2012, we sadly misplaced Goa, in 2014 we misplaced Delhi. In 2017, you (referring to get together staff) gained Goa, however our legislators misplaced Goa, he mentioned, whereas noting that the Congress was defeated within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The previous Union minister mentioned this time, his get together is shifting ahead with braveness and confidence and “will win Goa in 2022 and Delhi in 2024”.
Within the 2017 Goa Meeting polls, the Congress emerged as the one largest get together by profitable 17 seats within the 40-member Home. However, the BJP at the moment solid an alliance with some regional outfits and impartial legislators to type authorities. The Congress presently has solely 4 legislators within the state.
Chidambaram mentioned, “The history is ours…we are beginning today on an auspicious day and our office has been inaugurated by a valuable statesman and former chief minister Pratapsingh Rane.” Addressing the Congress staff, he mentioned they need to keep in mind the “golden years” when Goa moved ahead, progressed and developed within the fields like industries, faculties, faculties and roads. “We will bring back that golden age of Goa, beginning 2022. I wish you go forward with courage and confidence, he said to the Congress workers.
Chidambaram also said Goa will not be colonised by “some political get together”. “Goa can’t turn out to be a political colony of any invader. Goa can be ruled by Goans. Goa is of Goans, by Goans and for Goans. Goa can be dominated by Goans, he mentioned, with out naming any political outfit. Notably, former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro give up the Congress final month and joined the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress. Chidambaram mentioned the Congress has offered earlier than the state the faces of its leaders. And within the days forward, the get together will give you extra younger leaders, together with from amongst girls, Schedule Tribes, fishermen neighborhood and Dalits, to control Goa, he mentioned.
Chidambaram additionally mentioned he can be guiding the get together staff on find out how to convert election workplaces into “vibrant election offices”. Each block committee can have an workplace and each block committee workplace will operate because the block election marketing campaign workplace, he mentioned. He additionally mentioned that that they had spent sufficient time on planning and discussions and now’s the time to exit within the discipline and begin the work. Between now and 100 days from now, there can be elections. I do not know the date of elections, however let me rely a 100 days from at the moment. On a regular basis we should transfer ahead, win extra hearts and minds, he mentioned. The Congress ought to win extra votes and ship a reputable message to the entire of Goa and the nation that the coastal state will see the Congress authorities in 2022, he mentioned.