GFP will meet the same fate as MGP: Congress




Reacting to the merger of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s (MGP) legislative wing with the Bharatiya Janata Party (MGP) with two of its three MLAs switching sides, the Congress party, on Thursday, said that the Goa Forward Party (GFP) will meet the same fate as the MGP.

“MGP leadership is responsible for what has happened in the last two days.  It is a lesson for the MGP, and the same will be the fate of Goa Forward Party. It is again a warning for the GFP leaders as they also went against the mandate and the will of the people to support the BJP, and subsequently formed the government in the state after 2017 Assembly elections,” said the president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Girish  Chodankar while addressing a press conference in Panaji.

Chodankar said that the MGP is punished for supporting and facilitating the BJP-led coalition government, and added that the merger was on the cards as they changed their narratives again after the demise of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar and  remained with the BJP.

“Let MGP fight their battle with BJP. We will focus on our work and whatever is happening, it is good for our party because people’s anger is multiplying, and ultimately they would feel that Congress is the best option available,” he said  when questioned as to whether the Congress would reach out to the MGP  to seek support to form the next government.

He further said that the existence of BJP is at stake, and added that “those who have confronted with the people, people have destroyed them. The way the BJP is moving ahead by confronting with people again and again right from 2017, it is not acceptable to the people.”

In a blatant attack on the BJP, the Congress president said that “BJP is stealing public mandate. Congress will create awareness amongst the public on that.”

He further said that “the BJP henceforth may not focus on contesting the elections as they have realised that the people will not vote for them. Their strategy is to only purchase MLAs by using the wealth accumulated through various means of corruption.”

Chodankar said that there was a need for the people with high morality and ethics to enter politics so as to avoid defections. “Morality and ethics in politics are lacking today; BJP is poaching the MLAs by using the money power. It is a dangerous sign and signal for the democracy,” he said.