Ahead of the mega induction event, posters saying ‘A dawn for Goa’ were put up at the Panaji airport area by TMC workers.
n a mega inducting drive, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) inducted 10 new faces in the party unit in Goa on Wednesday. Former Goa CM Luizihno Faleiro met TMC chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and joined the party in Kolkata. Besides Faleiro, nine others joined the party, which will contest the forthcoming elections in the coastal state.
Banerjee took to Twitter and announced the induction of Goan leaders in her party. “It’s a matter of great pride for me to welcome Former Goa CM, 7-time MLA, and stalwart Goan leader Shri @luizinhofaleiro to the Trinamool Congress family. Together we will stand up for every Goan, fight divisive forces and work towards ushering in a NEW DAWN for Goa,” she said in a tweet.
It’s a matter of great pride for me to welcome Former Goa CM, 7-time MLA and stalwart Goan leader Shri @luizinhofaleiro to the Trinamool Congress family.
Together we will stand up for every Goan, fight divisive forces and work towards ushering in a NEW DAWN for Goa. (1/3)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 29, 2021
“Today I am starting a journey with Didi because Goa needs a credible alternative. I request her to come to Goa to protect the identity and heritage of Goa,” Faleiro said after joining.
West Bengal | Former Goa Chief Minister and MLA Luizinho Faleiro joins Trinamool Congress in Kolkata.
A total of 10 people have joined the party today. pic.twitter.com/exDm3IW4cX
Ahead of the induction event, the party had put up flags and posters with Banerjee’s picture at Goa Airport Area in Panaji. The posters read – Goyanchi Navi Sakal, meaning – ‘A new dawn for Goa’.
Besides Faleiro, the list of others who joined the TMC includes- former MLA from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party Lavoo Mamledar, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee general secretaries Yatish Naik and Vijay Vasudev Poi, secretaries of GPCC – Mario Pinto De Santana, Anand Naik besides Rabindranath Faleiro, former Congress State Youth Vice President, author Shivdas Sonu Naik, environmentalist and economist Rajendra Kakodkar and Antonio Monteiro Clovis Da Costa – President, South Goa Advocates Association.
Goa | Trinamool Congress (TMC) puts party flags and posters with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's picture at Goa Airport Area in Panaji. pic.twitter.com/OuI87aQZXG
TMC doing the same thing BJP did in WB: Congress
The Congress party claimed that the TMC was doing ‘the same thing that BJP did in West Bengal’. “This is like trying to do what Mamata Didi alleged the BJP (of doing) in West Bengal, what they were doing to form the government (before the West Bengal polls earlier this year), getting ministers, MLAs to defect, she is doing the same thing here,” All India Congress Committee’s Goa in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao said, news agency PTI quoted.