PANAJI: Margao MLA Digambar Kamat, who switched sides to the BJP and 7 others, said that he sought divine intervention before deciding to join the Saffron party.
“I went before God and explained the entire situation, and he advised me to take appropriate decision, and based on that, I have taken the decision,” said Kamat.
He further agreed that he had sworn in front of God earlier not to leave Congress.
“I am a man who believes in God; I met God again and told him that the circumstances are such; what should I do; God told me to decide accordingly, and he would support me,” he added.
Kamat said that whatever was happening in Congress was not good.
“If you read the letter of Ghulam Nabi Azad while leaving Congress, you can draw conclusions that instead of ‘Bharat Jodo yatra’ Congress should have launched ‘Congress Jodo Yatra’,” Kamat said.
The Congress had earlier announced that it had removed former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, whom it blamed for trying to split its Assembly party in the state, from the Congress Working Committee, its highest decision-making body.
Just before the elections, the Congress had asked all its Goa candidates to take a pledge that they would remain faithful to the people and the party after the Assembly election. The candidates took the loyalty pledge at a temple, church and dargah.
The move came after 15 of the 17 MLAs who won the 2017 Assembly election on Congress tickets quit the party and defected to the BJP.