Where will the Congress leader have lunch?
It is learned that Priyanka Gandhi will lay a wreath at the Shaheed Memorial. The Morpillar tribe of Kuepem taluk will hold talks and lunches with the women and ‘Amchem Mollem’ will hold talks with the student staff at the MCC hall.
Organizing conferences for party workers
The Congress leader is also scheduled to address a women’s conference ‘Priyadarshani’ at Costa Ground, Akem. A plan has been drawn up with the office bearers and staff of the Women’s Congress. A conference of party workers from Murmugao has also been organized at Chikalim ground where prominent workers will be included in the team. On Wednesday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut met Priyanka Gandhi and held a one-hour meeting in the national capital. After the meeting, Raut hinted at a pre-election alliance with the Congress in Goa.
Assembly elections in Goa in the new year
Notably, former Goa Chief Minister Luisinho Faleiro left the Congress in September this year and later joined the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress. In another push for the party ahead of the Goa assembly elections, party MLA and former chief minister Ravi Naik resigned from the state assembly earlier this week. Prior to Priyanka’s visit, party leader Rahul Gandhi visited Goa in October to campaign. Assembly elections in Goa are scheduled for early 2022.
Note that GPP wanted a compromise with TMC. As there was no agreement, they joined hands with the Maharashtrian Gomantak Party. MGP is the first ruling party in Goa. Earlier, they were also in government with the BJP. In the midst of this new understanding, Mamata-Abhishek’s visit is quite significant.