Former Union minister P Chidambaram on Thursday mentioned the Congress was getting “battle-ready” to struggle all 40 seats within the Goa Assembly elections due in February subsequent 12 months, and claimed that the political ambiance within the state was “extremely favourable” for the get together.
Addressing a press convention, the newly-appointed AICC election observer for Goa additionally expressed confidence that the Congress would kind the subsequent authorities within the state after the polls, however any determination on aligning with the like-minded events can be taken at an acceptable time.
“Congress party is getting battle-ready for the Goa Legislative Assembly election scheduled next year. Initial assessment is that the political atmosphere is extremely favourable for Congress in all the constituencies. There are indications that there will be change in government and the new government will be led by Congress party,” he mentioned.
The individuals of Goa count on that there must be a change within the authorities and the Congress get together won’t disappoint them, he added.
Chidambaram mentioned the get together will discipline such candidates, who’re “loyal and faithful to the ideology of the party, hardworking and ready to serve the interest of the people of Goa”.
He additionally mentioned that the get together will discover many aspirants in every constituency, however the determination about giving candidature might be taken solely after consulting the energetic members of every block within the constituency, together with these belonging to the Youth Congress, Mahila Congress, Seva Dal and different wings.
When requested concerning the change in get together management within the state and whether or not Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar would get replaced, the get together veteran mentioned, “I am not here to replace anyone. Such organisational matters are discussed and decided at the appropriate time.”
As per hypothesis, Chodankar is probably going to get replaced with one other senior chief within the run-up to the Assembly polls.
Chidambaram additionally maintained silence on whether or not the get together’s chief ministerial candidate can be introduced upfront.
“The battle of Congress would be fought by 40 commanders in all the 40 constituencies,” he mentioned.
He added that the candidates won’t be introduced “months in advance”, however they might get sufficient time to marketing campaign of their respective constituencies.
The Congress had received the best 17 seats within the 40-member House within the 2017 Goa Assembly elections, proscribing the primary opponent BJP to 13. But the saffron get together moved swiftly to ally with regional events and got here to energy beneath the management of senior chief Manohar Parrikar, now deceased.
Over the years, Congress’s power within the Legislative Assembly dwindled to 5 after lots of its MLAs switched sides and joined the ruling BJP.