Congress veteran P Chidambaram on Thursday expressed confidence that his social gathering will win the Goa Meeting elections due subsequent 12 months and likewise the subsequent Lok Sabha polls in 2024.
Chidambaram, who’s the AICC Goa ballot in-charge, was addressing social gathering staff after inaugurating the state election marketing campaign workplace in Panaji.
“Let me say one factor from historical past…whoever wins Goa wins Delhi. In 2007 we received Goa…in 2009 we received Delhi. In 2012, we sadly misplaced Goa, in 2014 we misplaced Delhi. In 2017, you (referring to social gathering staff) received Goa, however our legislators misplaced Goa,” he mentioned, whereas noting that the Congress was defeated within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The previous Union minister mentioned this time, his social gathering is transferring ahead with braveness and confidence and “will win Goa in 2022 and Delhi in 2024”.
Within the 2017 Goa Meeting polls, the Congress emerged as the one largest social gathering by profitable 17 seats within the 40-member Home. However, the BJP at the moment cast an alliance with some regional outfits and impartial legislators to type authorities.
The Congress at present has solely 4 legislators within the state.
Chidambaram mentioned, “The historical past is ours…we’re starting at this time on an auspicious day and our workplace has been inaugurated by a precious statesman and former chief minister Pratapsingh Rane.”
Addressing the Congress staff, he mentioned they need to bear in mind the “golden years” when Goa moved ahead, progressed and developed within the fields like industries, colleges, schools and roads. “We’ll carry again that golden age of Goa, starting 2022. I want you go ahead with braveness and confidence,” he mentioned to the Congress staff.
Chidambaram additionally mentioned Goa is not going to be colonised by “some political social gathering”. “Goa can’t turn out to be a political colony of any invader. Goa shall be ruled by Goans. Goa is of Goans, by Goans and for Goans. Goa shall be dominated by Goans,” he mentioned, with out naming any political outfit.
Notably, former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro stop the Congress final month and joined the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress.
Chidambaram mentioned the Congress has offered earlier than the state the faces of its leaders. And within the days forward, the social gathering will give you extra younger leaders, together with from amongst girls, Schedule Tribes, fishermen group and Dalits, to manipulate Goa, he mentioned.
Chidambaram additionally mentioned he shall be guiding the social gathering staff on easy methods to convert election places of work into “vibrant election places of work”. “Each block committee can have an workplace and each block committee workplace will perform because the block election marketing campaign workplace,” he mentioned.
He additionally mentioned that that they had spent sufficient time on planning and discussions and now could be the time to exit within the discipline and begin the work. “Between now and 100 days from now, there shall be elections. I don’t know the date of elections, however let me depend a 100 days from at this time. On a regular basis we should transfer ahead, win extra hearts and minds,” he mentioned.
The Congress ought to win extra votes and ship a reputable message to the entire of Goa and the nation that the coastal state will see the Congress authorities in 2022, he mentioned.