CALANGUTE: Hours after Michael Lobo’s resignation as Minister and MLA and reports of him joining Congress, the Calangute block congress committee said that and its workers and supporters, including its President Benedict D’Souza, have not been taken into confidence over BJP leader Michael Lobo’s or his wife’s induction into the Congress party.
In a press note issued here, the committee said that
Senior Congress leader and Goa election observer P.Chidambaram had categorically stated in a meeting at Candolim that tickets would be allotted with the active consultation of the block members.
“Chidambaram had also mentioned that Integrity, Loyalty and credibility would be the pre-requisites for a Congress ticket. He also stated in a meeting held at Candolim around three months ago that the Congress party has committed mistakes in the past, and the party acknowledges and regrets the mistake committed and will ensure not to repeat such mistakes again,” the press note said.
The committee says it was decided at that meeting that candidates would not be imposed by the party leadership on the congress workers and well-wishers but would ONLY be selected through the names sent by the block Committee.
“The Calangute block congress has already selected three names which have been sent to the screening committee and the Pradesh election committee, and all the three Congress leaders are united and have already reached mid-way in their campaign,” it said.