Tuesday 28 Jun 2022

Eyebrows raised over GFP move to strengthen party

GUILHERME ALMEIDA | JUNE 12, 2022, 12:29 AM IST

It was a week when the Goa Forward and its chief Vijaibab Sardesai have put at rest speculations on the question of joining hands with the saffron brigade. The regional outfit’s move to strengthen the party across the State has raised many an eyebrow. Sources say Vijaibab and his team have resolved to take the party across the State, including Saxttidom. Watch out for details as the Goa Forward is bracing up to make inroads in Saxttidom where the Aam Aadmi Party opened its account and the Revolutionary Goans making an impressive debut in the 2022 Assembly polls.

Assembly session: Is Cong set to take on govt?

Is Opposition leader Michaelbab and his team of Congress MLAs ready to take on the government in the ensuing Assembly session? Well, this question is being asked in Congress circles and outside, with sources saying that non-BJP players, including GFP, AAP and RG are bracing up to floor the government in the ensuing session. Don’t be surprised if you happen to come across non-BJP, non-Cong MLAs contacting public spirited citizens seeking questions to be tabled in the Assembly. Indeed a challenge of sorts facing the Congress.

Venzy-Digambar bonhomie growing 

The bonhomie between Aam Aadmi Party Benaulim MLA Capt Venzybab Viegas and Diggu seemed growing by the day, prompting political observers to find out whether their common enemy, Churchillbab Alemao has brought the duo together or whether there’s something more than meets the eye. Against the backdrop of reports that Diggu is unhappy with the Congress leadership, sources wonder whether the Captain had at any time suggested to the senior Congress MLA that AAP may be a better option if he is looking for an alternative. No, says the Captain. Any questions?

Sudin steers clear of power politics

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party supremo Sudinbab Dhavalikar was in Saxttidom during the weekend on an official visit to check the power situation. He, however, steered clear of commenting anything on power politics or on questions whether he is happy and content with his status in the Pramodbab Sawant-led government. As a parting shot, however, Sudinbab reminded the scribes that the monsoon session of the Assembly is due in July and everyone is preoccupied with the coming session. Any takers?

Tribal Welfare Dept: Gaude’s chances sabotaged?

Who’s stopping Minister Govindbab Gaude from presiding over the affairs of the Tribal Welfare Department again? Is a prominent BJP tribal leader behind sabotaging Govindbab’s chances to hold the key tribal department? CM Pramodbab Sawant is presently holding the Tribal Welfare Department portfolio. ST leaders, however, say the CM is willing to concede the portfolio to Govindbab. Guess who’s this prominent BJP ST leader out to deny Govindbab the prized Tribal Welfare Department. No prizes for the answer.


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