Amid the ruckus in the Goa Congress, Congress’ Goa in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao on Monday slammed his own party leaders Digambar Kamat and Michael Lobo. Dinesh Gundu Rao said that some people are greedy and ambitious and BJP is trying to bargain with them.
In an exclusive interview with India Today TV, Dinesh Rao said, “Congress gave big posts to Digambar Kamat and Michael Lobo. But some people are greedy and ambitious and BJP is bargaining with them. BJP is playing big game. More Offering him a hefty amount to change the party.”
The Congress leader said that the plan of two-third split in the party of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its own party leaders has failed. Dinesh Gundu Rao claimed that party MLAs were offered Rs 25 crore to join the BJP.
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Hitting out at Kamat and Lobo, Congress’ Goa in-charge said, “BJP was trying to create a 2/3 split in Congress and their own party leader Michael Lobo and former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat were also involved in this.”
On Sunday, five of the state’s 11 Congress MLAs — Michael Lobo, Digambar Kamat, Kedar Naik, Rajesh Faldesai and Deliala Lobo — was out of communicationPromote discussion about defection.
Asked if half of the Congress leaders are going to join the BJP within six months of the election, Dinesh Gundu Rao said, “We have sacked Michael Lobo as the leader of the opposition in the Goa Legislative Assembly. The party has One has also been filed. Disqualification petition against Congress MLA Michael Lobo and Digambar Kamati For trying to split the party. At present, we have seven Congress MLAs.”
Ahead of the state elections in Goa, Congress candidates had sworn in a temple, church and dargah that they would not defect.
Asked why the BJP would give money to opposition leaders if it was already in power in Goa, the leader replied, “You should ask the BJP about this. Mining and coal lobby are involved. BJP is doing this because Because they don’t do it. They want some opposition in the country. They want to silence the opposition, especially the Congress, who can challenge them.”
Dinesh Gundu Rao, when asked why Congress is so weak in terms of poaching MLAs, said, “BJP has unbelievable money. They use this money, institutional machinery, central agencies like ED to speak against themselves.” To silence people.”
The Congress leader also claimed that the Goa Congress was revolted by national leaders of the BJP and senior chief ministers were also involved in it. Rao said that Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is also involved in what is happening in Goa.
Michael Lobo had left the Congress and joined the saffron camp before the Goa elections.
Replying as to why the party did not introspect before giving Lobo a ticket, Dinesh Gundu Rao said, “In politics, people change parties. He joined the Congress party and contested on that ticket and not defection. Can be said. What the BJP is doing is a systematic attempt to silence the opposition. Not only Goa, the entire country is facing this problem.”
He further said, ‘Things are not right in the Congress party and efforts are being made to fix them. I also thank our first time MLAs who did not bow down to it.
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