PANAJI: Independent MLA from Sanguem Prasad Gaonkar today announced his support to All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) as the Mamta Banerjee led party inroads in Goa.
Gaonkar said that he will officially join the party once his existing term as legislator ends.
The State will go for general assembly elections in February next year.
While Prasad announced his support, his brother Sandesh and supporters and panch members joined TMC during a media briefing today in the presence of TMC MP Derek O’Brien and former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro, who had joined the party recently.
Gaonkar said that he believes TMC’s Mamata Banerjee and Goans can help bring about a change required in Goa.
“I will support the leadership of Mamata Banerjee in Goa. Only she can bring the change as she courageously fought alone against Narendra Modi led Government,” Gaonkar said.
The MLA criticized Goa’s present status of affairs under Dr Pramod Sawant led Government and pointed out how the common Goan is neglected.
“We will work United to form the next Government in the State. Women can do magic. Mamata didi has the power to oust the Modi Sarkar and we are going to do it,” Gaonkar said.
Derek O’Brien said that TMC will announce its office opening soon. Says the party is not perfect and mocked BJP for being the only so-called perfect party. Says humility is TMC’s strength and stresses that the party will have strong women representation.
Luizinho Faleiro said that the party will listen to the people’s views and understand their aspirations and demands.