Panaji: Is Congress-Trinamool forming an alliance to stop BJP in Goa? The practice has already begun. Meanwhile, Trinamool MP and party in-charge in Goa Mohua Moitra reacted strongly to the remarks made by veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram. His party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about a third of the support of the Congress. News from ANI sources.
There is ambiguity in the statement of the grassroots. Chidambaram made this comment. In response, Mahua told reporters that the Congress had been formally and specifically offered to defeat the BJP in Goa. The Congress wanted time to respond. This incident happened about two weeks ago. If Chidambaram doesn’t know anything about this, talk to the party leadership instead of commenting.
Earlier, the veteran Congress leader said that the Congress would accept the support of the party which wants to defeat the BJP in the forthcoming Goa Assembly elections.
Read more; ‘God save Goa’, Chidambaram scoffs at Trinamool’s Grihalakshmi project
Earlier too, Mahua had given a stern reply to Chidambaram regarding Goa. Incidentally, from ‘Government at the Door’ to ‘Lakshmi’s Treasure’, these projects have given dividends to the Trinamool in the last assembly polls. Trinamool has promised to launch ‘Grihalakshmi Card’ project in Goa in the style of Bengal’s ‘Lakshmi Bhandar’ project. In the ‘Lakshmi Bhandar’ project in Bengal, women between the ages of 25 and 60 get Rs.500 per month. In case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, 1 thousand rupees per month. But when he came to power in Goa, the Trinamool has promised to pay Rs 5,000 per month to every housewife in the ‘Grihalakshmi’ project. In a tweet, Congress MP and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram sneered at the Trinamool.
He wrote, ‘When he came to power, he paid Rs 5,000 a month to 3.5 lakh housewives in Goa. According to the promise of the grassroots, 2,100 crore rupees is needed annually. As of March 2020, Goa has a debt burden of Tk 23,463 crore. This figure deserves the Nobel Prize in Economics. God save Goa. ‘
Mahua Maitra retaliated. Addressing Chidambaram, the Trinamool MP wrote in a tweet, ‘Honorable Chidambaram, Rs 5,000 to 3.5 lakh families in Goa, which is 6-7 per cent of the total state budget. Which can be implemented. The provision of cash in the hands of the people after Kovid is a sign of a healthy economy.
Note that the Assembly elections in Goa on 14 February.