Simmering resentment in Sanguem Cong camp as MLA Gaonkar joins hands

Chistanand Pednekar/ Goemkarponn desk
SANGUEM: All’s not well in the Sanguem constituency’s Congress camp. The Congressmen are unhappy over the recent re-joining of local MLA Prasad Gaonkar in the Congress party.
Series of challenges, from forming a Congress block committee, multiple ticket aspirants to resignation of the senior party workers from the Congress are before the Congress party.
Congress party workers from the Sanguem constituency isn’t convinced with the local MLA Prasad Gaonkar’s capacity to bring good governance and development to the Sanguem constituency. Most of the Congressmen from Sanguem are against MLA Gaonkar, criticizing him for his failure terming him as an incompetent MLA.
During a press briefing held recently, Congressmen from the Sanguem constituency criticized their senior leader Digambar Kamat for supporting Prasad Gaonkar. Local party workers Jervis Fernandes criticized the decision of senior Congress leaders’ decision to give entry to Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaokar into the party without taking Sanguem Conges party workers into confidence. “This is wrong, and we protest against it,” Jervis Fernandes said.
He further said that we do not want incompetent MLAs, who have changed several political parties thrice in the last three months, which shows his accountability. How can a person who does not have stability within himself give stability to his constituency?
“This (Prasad Gaonkar) MLA has made progress in the last five years only by giving promises. The people of Sanguem know all about it, and we are strongly opposed to the MLA who was criticizing the party before questioning about Congress party’s future and the party supremacy which has joined the Congress party today,” Fernandes said.
If given a serious thought on the issues plaguing the Congress party in the Sanguem constituency, the Sanguem Congress workers are working without a block committee in the Sanguem constituency.
The absence of the block committee cannot provide stability to supporters of the Congress party in Sanguem. Presently the local supporters of the party are questioning when the new Sanguem Congress block committee will be formed, which will give stability in the forthcoming assembly election, which is nearly two months away.
Secondly, strengthening the Congress party has turned out to be a Herculean task for the Sanguem Congress workers as the Congress Sanguem block Committee was sacked a few days back and still the party leaders have taken no decision as to when the new committee will be formed.
Furthermore, one senior party worker of Congress, Abhijit Desai, left the party due to the differences on the allotment of party tickets in Sanguem, who later joined the AAP party, which was a major setback to the Congress party in the Sanguem constituency.
Another major problem in the Sanguem Congress party workers is that around 14 aspirant candidates of Congress in Sanguem have already sent their names to the party chief.
It is clear that the clouds of uncertainty and internal differences are roaming over the Sanguem constituency.


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