P Chidambaram said that aft "poaching" incidents successful Goa helium did not get immoderate instructions from the apical Congress brass implicit TMC's confederation proposal.
New Delhi: Breaking soundlessness connected Mamata Banerjee-led party’s barbs implicit confederation talks successful Goa, Congress seasoned P Chidambaram connected Sunday (January 23) said that Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) connection was not considered arsenic it "poached" Congress leaders successful the state.
"What I tin accidental is that determination was a proposition from the TMC that we should signifier an confederation (in Goa). (But) Before and aft that, definite incidents took place," PTI quoted the elder Congress person arsenic saying.
He alleged that the TMC "poached" Congress leaders successful Goa up of the upcoming Assembly polls."They poached Luizinho Faleiro, and adjacent aft the connection of alliance, they poached Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, whose sanction was successful the Congress's archetypal database of the candidates. They besides poached successful different constituencies, similar Mormugao and Vasco," Chidambaram added.
He said that aft these incidents, helium did not get immoderate instructions from the apical Congress brass implicit TMC's confederation proposal.
Earlier connected Thursday, TMC wide caput Abhishek Banerjee had said that if the Congress fails to wrest powerfulness from the BJP successful Goa, the Congress' authorities in-charge P Chidambaram should instrumentality the onus and resign. He had said the TMC had reached retired to Chidambaram with a ceremonial connection for pre-poll alliance, but thing happened.
On CM's look successful the state, Chidambaram said that Congress candidates successful Goa volition springiness their suggestions connected whether to denote a main ministerial campaigner oregon not. "We volition instrumentality views of the candidates erstwhile information process is implicit and past pass it to AICC (All India Congress Committee)," the erstwhile Union curate said.
The TMC has tied up with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) successful the coastal state, portion Congress volition beryllium contention alongside the Goa Forward Party (GFP).
Goa volition ballot connected February 14 to elite the 40-member Assembly.
(With bureau inputs)