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Six former AAP members join Congress

THE GOAN NETWORK | OCTOBER 14, 2021, 01:07 AM IST
Six former AAP members join Congress

The six leaders who joined the Congress on Wednesday.

Photo Credits: Santosh Mirajkar

MARGAO
A group of six former Aam Admi Party leaders and workers, who had quit the party last year after then party state convenor Elvis Gomes had left the party have on Wednesday embraced the Congress.

The six leaders, Rodney Almeida, Tribio Goes, Rosario Fernandes, Ramiro Mascarenhas, Sidharth Karapurkar and Melvyn Pereira were welcomed into the party by GPCC Chief Girish Chodankar, working president Alexio Sequeira and party leader Elvis Gomes.

While welcoming the six leaders, the GPCC Chief exuded confidence that their entry will help the Congress strengthen its position in the six constituencies. Girish pointed out that the party will give them certain roles in the party to take the party policies and program forward.

In his address, working president Alexio Sequeira said today is a great day for the Congress because of the entry of the six leaders into the Congress, exuded confidence the party will benefit in a big way. He assured the six leaders they will not be treated as new entrants, adding that they will be taken along together in the fight against the BJP.

Elvis Gomes said young people should come and join politics in the task of nation and state building. “We have to go forward with Goa first to save Goa”, he added.

Referring to the entry of outside parties in the state, Elvis said Goans do not want outside leaders to give a guarantee to resolve the issues facing the state. “This is not the time to divide the vote. We have to ensure that the BJP does not come to power”, he said.

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