BJP President expels Alina Saldanha with immediate effect
PANAJI: Hours after Alina Saldanha resigned as MLA and member of the BJP, the BJP State President Sadanand Tanavade has expelled her from the primary membership of the party.
Alina Saldanha has joined the AAP in New Delhi in presence of National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal.
“You have been a Member of Goa Legislative Assembly from Cortalim Assembly Constituency for two terms and on both occasions, you have contested on Bharatiya Janata Party candidature However your constant acts of making comments against party policies of BJP on public fora and participating in agitations against the ruling Government,” the official letter states
The BJP President further said that Saldanha has been in blatant disregard to the rules and regulations of the Party and Hence, it has been decided to expel you from the party fold with immediate effect.
In 2019, 10 of 15 Congress MLAs merged with the ruling BJP, increasing the saffron party’s strength to 27 in the 40-seat house. Congress, which had emerged as the single-largest party after 2017 Assembly polls in the coastal state, was reduced to five legislators.