PANAJI: While claiming that there is no infighting within the BJP, State President Sadanand Tanawade today said that Calangute MLA Micheal Lobo is firmly with the BJP.
“Calangute MLA Michael Lobo is with BJP and that there is no infighting within the party but mere difference of opinion. I am not in favor of showing distrust on Lobo; I have full trust in him,” said Tanawade
He further said that Lobo is a senior leader and will stay with the BJP. Tanawade claimed that none of the ministers or MLA have spoken against the party.
“Do not believe in rumors, his statement does not warrant a disciplinary action,” he added.
“There is no harm in demanding for a ticket..anyone can do that but finally party will decide,” he said adding ” once tickets are announced, if then someone gets into anti-party activities, then disciplinary action will be taken.
Tanawade said that BJP will declare it’s candidate once the election schedule is announced.
When asked about alliance, Tanavade said that the talks are going on and the Election in charge Devendra Fadnavis is looking into the subject.
“Talks are still on over alliance. Fadnavis is in talks with local party leaders, Goenkarponn has to be protected. Interested parties can come for discussions with us, ”Tanavade informed
He said that final decision regarding alliance will be taken by BJP parliamentary board.
Reacting sharply to AAP’s Bhandari CM remark, Tanavade said that BJP don’t deal with community based politics.
“We don’t see community politics. We believe in going ahead taking all the communities together,” he said