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Goa Election: Ex-Ponda MLA Quits TMC, Alleges Party Trying To Divide Hindu And Christian Votes

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New Delhi: Goa’s former legislator Lavoo Mamledar on Friday resigned from Trinamool Congress, accusing it of being communal and making an attempt to create a divide between Hindus and Christians for votes forward of the state election.

The resignation comes practically three months after he joined the Mamata Banerjee-led occasion, information company PTI reported.

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Lavoo Mamledar, a former Ponda MLA, had joined TMC within the final week of September. He was among the many first few native leaders in Goa to hitch the occasion.

In a severe accusation, he has claimed that Trinamool Congress was gathering the info of individuals within the title of rolling out a welfare scheme for girls within the state whether it is voted to energy after the elections.

After resigning from the occasion, Lavoo Mamledar mentioned, “I had joined the TMC as a result of I used to be absolutely impressed with Mamata Banerjee-led occasion’s efficiency in West Bengal (Meeting polls held earlier this 12 months).”

“I used to be below the impression that TMC is a really secular occasion. However from no matter I’ve seen within the final 15-20 days, I got here to know that it’s worse than the BJP,” he alleged, as quoted by PTI.

Deciding to contest all 40 seats within the Goa Meeting election, TMC has cast a pre-poll alliance with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Get together (MGP), of which Lavoo Mamlatdar was an MLA between 2012 and 2017.

He accused the Mamata Banerjee-led occasion of making an attempt to divide Hindu and Christian votes.

“As a part of their pre-poll alliance, they need that the Christian votes ought to go to the TMC and Hindu votes to the MGP…The TMC is a communal occasion, which is making an attempt to disturb the secular material,” he claimed.

He alleged that the TMC was making an attempt to gather the info of individuals within the title of its Griha Laxmi scheme.

“We have now discovered that below its Laxmi Bhandar scheme launched in West Bengal, solely Rs 500 are given, whereas right here they’re promising Rs 5,000 to ladies below the Griha Laxmi scheme, which is subsequent to not possible. The promise of the scheme is solely to gather knowledge from Goa,” he mentioned.

Goa is likely one of the states that TMC is making an attempt to safe in its bid to increase the occasion’s affect amongst states going to polls early subsequent 12 months, as Mamata Banerjee additionally appears to be like to place herself because the face of opposition forward of normal elections. 

Within the 2017 Goa Meeting election, Congress had gained 17 seats within the Home and emerged as the only largest occasion. Nonetheless, BJP, which had secured 13 seats, managed to rapidly sew alliances with some regional events and independents to type authorities within the coastal state.

(With Company Inputs)

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