“There is absolutely no hope,” the Congress leader in Goa told Sonia Gandhi after resigning.
The Congress is “the party for which we sacrificed and fought,” ex-Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro said.
Faleiro, Goa’s chief minister for 40 years, announced his resignation in a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi today, saying he saw “absolutely no hope or will to prevent the party’s collapse.”
He went on to say that Congress “isn’t the same party for which we sacrificed and fought.” Faleiro, Luizinho
With so many people expecting him to join the TMC, it’s no surprise that when he spoke about Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday, he gushed about her.
“Mamata Banerjee has put up a strong fight against Narendra Modi. In Bengal, the Mamata formula was victorious “When asked to confirm his party switch, Luizinho Faleiro told reporters. Mr. Faleiro stated that he would remain a “Congressman of the larger Congress family,” implying that he saw the Trinamool as the Congress offshoot best suited to oppose the BJP.
“Among all four Congresses, it is Mamata who has put up a tough fight against (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and their juggernaut,” the former Chief Minister said.
Mr. Faleiro’s gloomy and depressing resignation letter recalled the Congress’ depletion in Goa, where it had been on the verge of retaking power since 2017. He did not, however, name Digvijaya Singh and blamed the Congress’ failure to form a government on the “AICC (All India Congress Committee) in charge of Goa.”
“I see no hope or even the will to prevent the party’s demise and bring about positive change,” the veteran wrote. “Until now, no one has been held accountable for the deaths of 13 of our legislators.”
“The Congress party in Goa is not the same as the one for which we fought and died in our native India. It operates in ways that are opposed to everything its founders stood for and believed in “Mr. Faleiro mentioned Indira, Rajiv, Sonia, and Rahul Gandhi.
According to him, the Goa Congress unit has devolved into a “cruel parody” of the party’s ideals. According to the report, a group of leaders who prioritize personal gain over the responsibility they owe to their people has completely failed to be an effective opposition.
Mr. Faleiro’s resignation exemplifies Congress’s rapid decline in the state. Ten of the party’s 15 MLAs resigned and joined the BJP two years ago.
Parties such as the AAP and the Trinamool Congress are attempting to fill the void.
Mr. Faleiro earlier today claimed that Mamata Banerjee is the only “streetfighter” capable of taking on the BJP.
Former BJP general secretary Sushmita Deb recently defected to the Trinamool. Mr. Faleiro is expected to strengthen the Trinamool Congress in Goa, while Ms. Deb has been given a key role in Tripura ahead of the elections next year. His knowledge of the northeast region, particularly Tripura, will benefit the Trinamool Congress.
Mr. Faleiro served as Congress’ Tripura in-charge for the 2019 national election to assist Trinamool in gaining a foothold in the northeastern state of Tripura.
Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Punjab are among the states that will vote next year.