scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Monday, October 18, 2021

Goa: Congress steps in to prevent Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco’s ‘exit’

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar and the Congress legislative party leader Digambar Kamat met Lourenco to greet him on his birthday on Tuesday.

Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR | Panaji |
Updated: October 6, 2021 12:16:57 pm
A note signed by Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik said, “Congress president Smt Sonia Gandhi has approved the candidature of Maheshkumar Dhodi as party candidate to contest the ensuing by-election.” (File)

Amid reports of Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco being “in talks” with the AAP, Congress leaders in Goa Tuesday said they will “unitedly fight against the BJP” and Lourenco will play a “major role” in the future of Goa.

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar and the Congress legislative party leader Digambar Kamat met Lourenco to greet him on his birthday on Tuesday.

Lourenco, MLA from the Curtorim constituency in South Goa, was expected to join the AAP this week. Chodankar, however, said that the senior leaders of the Congress, including Rahul Gandhi, had stepped in to allay Lourenco’s concerns.

“I was in talks with different parties. I am not denying that,” Lourenco said. “In view of the interest of my state Goa, my constituency, I have decided to unitedly fight against the BJP,” Lourenco told The Indian Express.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Goa News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement