*CALANGUTE BLOCK CONGRESS COMMITTEE ALONG WITH OTHER CONGRESS MEMBERS RESIGN EN MASSE OVER LOBO COUPLE INDUCTION*
*FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE*
The Calangute block congress committee along with all congress members and workers have resigned en-masse with immediate effect after a decision which was taken at a meeting which was convened to discuss and deliberate about the recent entry of Michael Lobo and his wife into the Congress party.
The president ,vice-presidents,general-secretary ,secretary and all the executive committee members and hardcore workers were dissatisfied and agitated over the entry of the Lobo couple into the Congress without taking the block committee and it’s members and loyal workers into confidence.
They stated that the Congress state and Central leadership had taken them for a ride and had cheated and betrayed them for their own selfish & monetary gains.
They recalled that Congress Goa state election observer Mr.P.Chidambaram had assured them at a meeting in Candolim organised by the Congress workers around three months ago ,that tickets would be decided with the active consultation of the block and that candidates would not be imposed by the high command.
They also recalled that P.Chidambaram had categorically stated that congress would not repeat the past mistakes ;and only one of those names provided by the block would be selected as the congress candidate.
The congress workers further said that, they were cheated and betrayed since they were asked to go-ahead with the election campaign so accordingly all the aspiring congress candidates whose names were recommended by the block ,had unitedly started their door -to-door campaign since the last three months.
The block stated that Mr.Chidambaram had assured that loyalty towards the party ,integrity and credibility would be the main essentials to avail a congress ticket.
The block members came down heavily on Digambar Kamat who they said is trying to be the CM face of the Congress party inspite of being involved in the mining and JICA scam and having a tainted criminal background.They also accused the state president Girish Chodankar and Dinesh Gundu Rao of selling the tickets in return for the consideration received. They stated that tickets are sold to the highest bidder from the constituency.
They stated that Girish Chodankar,Digambar Kamat and Dinesh Gundu Rao have done settings with the BJP and are not working towards the benefit of the party and are involved in damaging the prospects of the party by trying to promote tainted people.
All the block members and congress workers were unanimous in their decision to work towards ensuring the defeat of ;the imported BJP leader Michael Lobo into the Congress party.
The block members and workers stated that loyalty,credibility and integrity has no place in the Congress party and the party leadership only uses the workers like door-mats.
They blamed P.Chidambaram for misguiding and cheating them and stated that GPCC president is all out to destroy the party.
They appealed to the public not to support the Congress party as they state that the party is in connivance and has done a deal with the BJP.
The Calangute block members have decided to chalk out their further plan of action and strategy to ensure the defeat of the Congress in Calangute constituency besides also exuding confidence that all the candidates of the congress in Bardez Taluka would be defeated as the people of Goa have realised that all the Congress candidates in Bardez Taluka are having a BJP background and would jump ship towards BJP ,once elected ;and Congress is not serious in defeating the BJP and forming the government.
They further stated they will soon decide their candidate who will emerge victorious in Calangute constituency.
_President,Calangute block congress committee_