Reiterating that Goa TMC is here to safeguard the secular fabric and democratic values of India that are under attack of the divisive forces of BJP, Rajya Sabha MP & AITC Goa co-incharge Smt Sushmita Dev, Vice President of Goa TMC Dr Jorson Fernandes and Goa TMC candidate from Navelim Smt Valanka Alemao addressed the media in Margao.
Goa TMC candidate from Cuncolim, Dr Jorson Fernandes said, “False propaganda is being spread against the TMC that we have come here to split the Opposition vote, but I want to tell you all that it’s the Congress that is helping the BJP. Every vote to the Congress is a vote for BJP. Congress disrespected people’s mandate back in 2017. They failed to keep their flock together. Congress MLAs didn’t think twice before jumping to the BJP. Hence, both Congress and BJP are two sides of the same coin.”
Goa TMC Navelim candidate Smt Valanka Alemao said, “They are targeting us since we are getting a tremendous response from the people. Other parties are trying to divide people not TMC. Goans have time and again been fooled by the Congress but not anymore.”
Asserting that TMC stands for Temple, Mosque & Church, Smt Valanka added that the people of Goa should fight unitedly against the divisive forces. “People shouldn’t be fooled again by Congress. Every vote decides the future of Goa and I urge the people to fight unitedly.”
Taking a dig at Congress candidates for their pledge not to defect the party, Smt Sushmita Dev said, “The pledge taken by Congress members has an expiry date, which is the 10th of March. Once again it will be a repeat of 2017 where Congress members defected to the BJP in no time. We will go to any extend to defeat BJP since TMC is the only party that has the determination and strength to take on their might. We appeal to the people of Goa to usher a ‘New Dawn in Goa.”