Goa elections 2017: BJP in Goa have lost credibility, writes former minister to PM

Mesquita has pointed out to the induction of two former Congress legislators - Mauvin Godinho and Pandurang Madkaikar - into the party fold to support his claim against the local party unit.

By: PTI | Panaji | Updated: January 12, 2017 3:26 pm
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A senior BJP Goa leader and former state minister Wilfred Mesquita has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing his displeasure against the goings-on in the local party unit claiming that they have been “patronising corruption” and working against his (PM’s) objectives. “Fighting for systemic change, cleaning the economy to free the country from corruption, bringing crooks to justice, punishing politicians who use and generate black money and many more changes are some of your avowed objectives,” Mesquita, who is also Commissioner for NRI affairs, said in a letter to the PM, a copy of which is with PTI.

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“In Goa, unfortunately the opposite happens,” he claimed in the letter dated January 6, 2017 which is also addressed to party president Amit Shah.

Mesquita has pointed out to the induction of two former Congress legislators — Mauvin Godinho and Pandurang Madkaikar –- into the party fold to support his claim against the local party unit.

“There is no better example of political expediency than the recent admission of two corrupt Congress party legislators, so branded by the BJP itself, which apparently were a liability to Congress,” he has said.

“BJP leaders in Goa never wasted an opportunity and in fact used every platform including the precincts of the August house of the people’s representatives (Goa Legislative Assembly) to denigrate these two MLAs whom they have now embraced,” the letter read.

“As a result BJP leaders in particular and the party in Goa in general have lost their credibility. The public now wonders whether these leaders are adept in spreading falsehood and lies and in character assassination with the sole aim of fooling them,” Mesquita said.

“Is the decision of BJP to admit these two (leaders) branded by the very same party as corrupt Congress MLAs and their acolytes in the party fold, signal that party’s (BJP’s) new vision is to patronise corruption ? (Are) the gates of dishonesty in BJP wide open now?,” he questioned.

In the run up to the upcoming State legislative assembly elections, Godinho and Madkaikar were admitted in the BJP.

Their names also figure in the first list of candidates announced in Delhi by the BJP high command.

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First Published on: January 12, 2017 3:24 pm
  1. L
    Jan 13, 2017 at 1:43 am
    AAP sucks find continuity of sucess. Let me give you example odd even cars... it reduced pollution and people were still working. Why it was not implemented as law.
    1. S
      Jan 13, 2017 at 2:25 am
      The m0st currupt party is bjp their thinking is currupt they always weicome turncoats
      1. B
        Jan 12, 2017 at 11:54 am
        Can anyone explain which party having credibility? Congress,AAP, TMC,SP, BSP,RJD,DMK, AIADMK Or Left parties all parties are in deep corruption allegations. Only your options now is selection of party with less corrupt .
        1. B
          b khosla
          Jan 12, 2017 at 12:26 pm
          anyone who joins BJP, atones his sins and becomes pure as Ganga.
          1. E
            Jan 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm
            When people change party their sins are washed with holy water and become clean.
            1. H
              Jan 12, 2017 at 1:24 pm
              PM Manmohan Singh then climbs tallest tower he can find, get loudest loudspeaker that he can get, calls Bharitya Danga Party what it is, a Danga Party, accuses Gujrat Danga Overseer Modi of what he did, accuses him of taking money, calls short cut of demonetisation of what it is, a hoax of seizing all black money.
              1. J
                Jan 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm
                Yes bjp will sweep the floor, go and ask, modi has ordered a million brooms- what's that called- swatch barath. He will give one, chayawalla special(made in China).
                1. N
                  N K
                  Jan 13, 2017 at 5:13 am
                  Stupidity Their entries are not justified.
                  1. P
                    Jan 12, 2017 at 10:34 am
                    at last someone is thinking for party
                    1. P
                      Pradeep Raghavan
                      Jan 12, 2017 at 11:05 am
                      Not only in Goa, even in Gujarat, BJP leaders have lost their credibility. BJP will loose Goa for sure.
                      1. R
                        rajan luthra
                        Jan 12, 2017 at 1:27 pm
                        AAP has the potential of being least corrupt. If this latest party too fails, we have the option to throw it out but it deserves one chance in the states going to elections. Also, Nitish Kumar is better than all other choices for 2019.
                        1. R
                          rajan luthra
                          Jan 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm
                          BJP has its roots in Jan Sangh and has strong bonds with RSS, Hindu Maha Sabha, Bajrang dal and other such organisations who did little in independence struggle. Today these communalists are projecting themselves as true patriots which deserves nothing but contempt. BJP is a party of profiteering businessmen. How can they be corruption free?
                          1. V
                            Vishal Patel
                            Jan 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm
                            mark my word,goa 29 seats,gujrat 135 with majority,stop dreaming bjp will sweeping election in all state in 2107
                            1. V
                              Vishal Patel
                              Jan 12, 2017 at 11:59 am
                              so thats means u didnt got ticket and now u r showing your frustation,nothing its all because he didnt got ticket
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