Congress chief P Chidambaram immediately expressed confidence that his celebration will win the Goa Meeting elections due subsequent yr and in addition the subsequent Lok Sabha polls in 2024.
Mr Chidambaram, who’s Congress’s Goa election in-charge, was addressing celebration employees after inaugurating the state election marketing campaign workplace in Panaji.
“Let me say one thing from history…whoever wins Goa wins Delhi. In 2007 we won Goa…in 2009 we won Delhi. In 2012, we unfortunately lost Goa, in 2014 we lost Delhi. In 2017, you (referring to party workers) won Goa, but our legislators lost Goa,” he mentioned, whereas noting that the Congress was defeated within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Mr Chidambaram mentioned this time, his celebration 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 celebration by successful 17 seats within the 40-member Home. However, the BJP at the moment solid an alliance with some regional outfits and unbiased legislators to kind authorities.
The Congress presently has solely 4 legislators within the state.
Mr 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 employees, he mentioned they need to keep in mind the “golden years” when Goa moved ahead, progressed and developed within the fields like industries, colleges, schools and roads.
“We will bring back that golden age of Goa, beginning 2022. I wish you go forward with courage and confidence,” he mentioned to the Congress employees.
Mr Chidambaram additionally mentioned Goa is not going to be colonised by “some political party”.
“Goa cannot become a political colony of any invader. Goa will be governed by Goans. Goa is of Goans, by Goans and for Goans. Goa will be ruled by Goans,” he mentioned, with out naming any political outfit.
Notably, former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro stop the Congress final month and joined the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress.
Mr Chidambaram mentioned the Congress has introduced earlier than the state the faces of its leaders.
And within the days forward, the celebration will give you extra younger leaders, together with from amongst girls, Schedule Tribes, fishermen neighborhood and Dalits, to manipulate Goa, he mentioned.
Mr Chidambaram additionally mentioned he shall be guiding the celebration employees on how you can convert election workplaces into “vibrant election offices”.
“Every block committee will have an office and every block committee office will function as the block election campaign office,” he mentioned.
He additionally mentioned that they’d spent sufficient time on planning and discussions and now could be the time to exit within the discipline and begin the work.
“Between now and 100 days from now, there will be elections. I don’t know the date of elections, but let me count a 100 days from today. Everyday we must move forward, win more 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.
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