Goa: Former BJP karyakarta and two time zilla panchayat winner Deepak Kalangutkar joined Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Sunday with GFP president Vijai Sardesai promising to give Kalangutakar the Mandrem ticket for the 2022 state assembly elections.Kalangutkar, who quit the BJP just a few days earlier, said that BJP has humiliated hard-working and loyal karyakartas. Former BJP MLA for Tivim Kiran Kandolkar is expected to join GFP on Monday.Sardesai lashed out at Congress for announcing that the Sonia Gandhi-led party will face the next assembly elections alone.
“The intellectual bankruptcy of the country’s oldest party has reached such depths that, after searching all over the country, they found a Kannadiga who sat in protest demanding that Mhadei water should be diverted,” said Sardesai in a direct attack against the AICC desk in charge for Congress Dinesh Gundu Rao.Sardesai said that most voters want an alliance of all secular parties to fight against BJP in the state elections.The former TCP minister alleged that BJP and Congress had a tacit understanding and that he had documents to prove that Congress MLAs were in meetings with BJP and even took benefits from the BJP government while Sawant was the chief minister. Sardesai said that GFP is still open to an alliance with the Congress.
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