Goa Minister Quits Before Polls: "BJP No More Party Of Common People"

Goa Minister Quits Before Polls: "BJP No More Party Of Common People"

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January 10, 2022

Goa minister Michael Lobo resigned today, just a month before polls in the state, and quit the BJP, saying it is "no longer a party for the common man". He may be headed to the Congress in a reversal of the trend of Congress MLAs crossing over to the ruling party in the past few years.

New Delhi, 10 January 2022

As per news report of NDTV, "I have resigned from both the posts (minister and MLA). I will see what steps are to be taken next. I have also resigned from the BJP," Michael Lobo, who was in charge of the state waste management department, told reporters. "The voters told me that the BJP is no more a party of the common people," he said, defending his move. He was noncommittal on whether he would join the Congress, claiming that he was in talks with parties. "Whichever party I join, I will ensure that they win maximum seats," he said. Michael Lobo had been openly critical of his party in recent months, and has said it is not the party that former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had built.

Source - NDTV



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