After former Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro, another South Goa political giant Churchill Alemao seems to be on the way to the Trinamool Congress.
Churchill, along with his daughter Valanka is all set to join Trinamool, sources said.
Sources said that Churchill has already held two-round of meeting with I-PAC chief Prashant Kishore and TMC’s Derek O’Brien.
When contacted by Goemkarponn for his comments, Churchill said he has not taken any decision yet.
“I have said earlier, I will take an appropriate decision at the right time. I will decide on November 29. I have my options open whether to join any party or go independent or anything,” he said.
Currently an NCP MLA Alemao has said that he will take a decision about his future course of action by November 29. “I can’t say now if I will join any other party or have an alliance. The decision will be taken on that day”, he said.
He further said that Congress has kept us guessing for the last 8 months.” Two Ganesh and Diwali deadlines have gone by, but Congress is in no mood to decide about the alliance. Therefore, i have decided not to wait for Congress after November 29″, he added.
Alemao has said talks with Congress and the NCP over the past several months were underway, but no decision was reached yet. He also seemed visibly frustrated
over the undecided talks that began before Ganesh Chaturthi.
“First, they said Chaturthi, which came and went, then they said Diwali, which is also gone, but we are still waiting for news on whether or not there is an alliance. Congress thinks they are big, but they are not doing anything on this issue. I haven’t said I will leave NCP, but I would like to remind you that there are no friends and no enemies in politics,” said Alemao.
Since talks of the alliance began, the NCP has been in talks with Congress and asked for eight to ten constituency seats.
Alemao had last month visited NCP leaders Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel over the alliance issue but was asked to wait. Alemao has also said that his daughter, Valanka would be contesting in Navelim, whether as an independent or otherwise.