Tuesday 16 Apr 2024

Cong panel asked to choose South LS candidate with party in mind

GUILHERME ALMEIDA | FEBRUARY 02, 2024, 11:40 PM IST

The Congress Screening Committee members have come and returned back to Delhi. More than the choice of candidate, however, certain Congress leaders are believed to have made a plea to the panel to take steps to keep the interest of the party above other interests while zeroing down on a candidate. For, some of the leaders are believed to have expressed fears that the party could suffer irreparable damage if a wrong candidate is foisted by the High Command for the South Goa seat. A senior leader is believed to have cautioned that workers, once they leave, normally do not return to the party fold. Any questions?


Vijai promises to give befitting reply 

to speculations of his entry into BJP


It was a week when Goa Forward chief Vijaibab and close aide Durgadasbab Kamat were on the job to find out the people in the saffron brigade and the opposition responsible behind the speculations on his imminent entry into the BJP government. The duo suspect that opponents worked overtime during the weekend to spread the news about Vijaibab’s induction in the government. Vijaibab has so far scotched  all reports as mere speculation and rumours. Wait and watch as the Goa Forward chief has promised to give a befitting reply to the speculations in the ensuing Assembly session.


Will Reginald toe an independent 

line in the upcoming LS polls?  


How will Curtorim Independent MLA Reginaldbab Lourenco go about in the coming Lok Sabha polls, is a question doing the rounds in Saxtti’s countryside. Rewarded with the prized Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in lieu of extending support to the BJP government headed by CM Pramodbab Sawant, the four-time irrepressible MLA has remained muted on issues plaguing Goa and Goans since his election from Curtorim as an independent in 2022. With the Lok Sabha polls just three months away, Reginaldbab may have to soon answer the oft asked question – will he toe an independent line in the polls when he is enjoying power under the BJP dispensation?


Churchill happy that even educated 

Cong leaders now doubting EVMs


Varca strongman Bab Churchill is believed to have called up a senior Congress leader in Delhi just to find out how come the Congress have suddenly began to realize that the EVMs are open for manipulation. With voices emanating across the country for scrapping of EVMs and return of time tested ballot paper, Churchillbab says his stand on the EVMs finally is finally vindicated. He does not stop reminding the media how his doubts on EVMs in the 2012 Assembly election were dismissed as allegations coming from an uneducated politician. Churchillbab seemed happy that even Oxford educated Congress leaders are now casting doubts on the EVMs now.


Cabinet induction or dinner for bigwigs? 

 Digambar has the answer


Tongues were left wagging on Thursday night whether Cong-turned-BJP Margao MLA Diggu will finally make it to the Pramodbab Sawant Cabinet. Reason: Police and other vehicles were spotted outside Diggu’s bungalow at Aquem on Thursday evening, raising speculations on his induction. Realization later dawned that Chief Minister Pramodbab Sawant along with BJP leaders had reportedly dropped in at Diggu’s bungalow for dinner after inspection of the PM’s Viksit rally arrangements in the city. Any questions?


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