CALANGUTE: Former Vice President of GPCC Agnelo Fernandes, Panch & former Panch of Calangute Anthony Menezes and Joseph Sequeira joined Goa TMC in Calangute with 300 plus people in the presence of Mahua Moitra, Churchill Alemao and Kiran Kandolkar.
Addressing the media, Agnelo Fernandes said that their enemy is the BJP, and the people of Calangute should vote for the TMC for better prospects.
“Our enemy is the BJP, and we will fight it out; Who is the choice of Congress? If Michael Lobo wins, he will again join the BJP; we must take concrete steps to fight the BJP,” said Fernandes after joining TMC.
Fernandes said that the entire Calangute Block of Congress resigned over the induction of Michael Lobo as all were not happy with this induction. He said no one was consulted before going ahead with this decision, “there is absolutely no loyalty left in the Congress,” he said.
He further said, “our slogan was supposed to be Lobo Hatao, Calangute Bachao, but now it will be Congress Hatao, Goa Bachao”.
Fernandes also said that Calangute has become a heaven for drugs, prostitution and goonda raj, and the MLA Michael failed to stop all these aspects.
“We have sent the MLA home; if any of us of 3 get the ticket, we will promise to keep up with the expectations; Congress has betrayed us; we had decided to stay together no matter any one of us gets the ticket in Calangute constituency,” he added.
Congress faced a significant revolt a day after Michael Lobo was inducted into the party as members of the Calangute Congress Committee block, including former MLA Agnelo Fernandes, Joseph Sequeira and Anthony Menezes resigned on Wednesday, January 12.