Tuesday 28 Sep 2021

Kiss and patch up for Mickky after embracing Cong!

GUILHERME ALMEIDA | AUGUST 21, 2021, 07:14 PM IST

HAS flamboyant Mickkybab Pacheco gelled with the Congress leaders, who were till recently on his hit-list? Sources informed that after embracing the Congress in Delhi, Mickkybab is believed to have conveyed his entry to some of the leaders. He is believed to have called up some of the Congress leaders over phone. Mickkybab was reportedly spotted at Porvorim at the office of Opposition Leader Diggu earlier this week. It’s an open secret that Mickkybab had been at loggerheads with a couple of Congress leaders, including Digambar and Ravibab Naik. Any questions?

Hello Alexio, here comes Jose – a ticket contender

WHO'S this Jose Raju Cabral, who is all set to join the Congress party on Sunday? Well, Raju Cabral had been a familiar face during the anti-coal agitation in Saxttidom and outside. Hailing from Verna village, Cabral had made his presence felt in the villages, including Chandor, Guirdolim during the stir. For some time now, he had been planning to throw his hat in the Nuvem election ring. That he has finally decided to embrace the Congress will only bring him face to face with heavyweight Alexiobab Sequeira for the party ticket. Hazard a guess who are the Congress leaders who will welcome Cabral in the party. Wait till Sunday for an answer.

Spotlight on Nuvem: Power-play to the fore

WHAT has Congress heavyweight Alexiobab Sequeira to say on Jose Raju Cabral’s entry into the party? Sources say the former Power Minister was kept in the loop before the decision was taken to admit Cabral. GPCC Chief Girishbab Chodankar, source say, also called up Alexiobab inviting him for Cabral’s induction on Sunday. After publicly announcing his political retirement in 2017 after being denied the ticket, Alexiobab has again set his eyes on Nuvem. Wait and watch as Cabral’s entry is only expected to further intensify the race for the Congress ticket.

Mickky from Benaulim? Churchill seals his lips

WHEN flamboyant Mickkybab Pacheco embraced the Congress a week ago, political circles were abuzz with reports whether the former Minister will return back to Benaulim again. Arch rival and incumbent Benaulim MLA, Varca strongman Bab Churchill does not want to comment anything on Mickkybab or the choice of his constituency. The last time Churchillbab had locked horns with Mickkybab Pacheco was around two decades ago in 2002 and lost. Much water has flown down the river Sal in the last 20 years, with Churchillbab returning back in Benaulim in 2017. Wait and watch.

AAP in Fatorda: What’s your take, Vijai and Damu?

KEJRIWAL-LED Aam Admi Party finally made its presence felt in Fatorda ahead of the 2022 election battle. Party leader SandeshbabTalekar descended on Fatorda to induct a group of supporters into the party in the presence of a Delhi-based leader. Though the programme was a low key affair, AAP leaders in private have promised action in Fatorda in the coming days. Have the key players Goa Forward Chief Vijai Sardesai and BJP leader Damubab Naik any answer to AAP’s entry into Fatorda. AAP in 2017 had polled around 1500 votes. Wait and watch to find out the party’s agenda in 2022.

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