STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Congress upbeat on both Goa Lok Sabha seats and three assembly bypolls

The campaigning in the state ended today evening.

Published: 21st April 2019 05:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2019 05:32 PM   |  A+A-

Congress leader Girish Chodankar

Congress leader Girish Chodankar (Photo | Girish Chodankar Twitter)

By IANS

PANAJI: The Congress party is confident of winning the April 23 elections to the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa and the three assembly bypolls with a 5-0 scoreline, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Sunday. The campaigning for the two sets of elections came to a close later in the day at 5 pm.

Chodankar also said that the April 23 round of polls is the first since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) "snatched" the people's mandate in the 2017 state assembly elections and that the voters would vote against the BJP to seek revenge in all the five seats that are being contested. "The Congress will win the April 23 Lok Sabha elections in two seats and bypolls to three assembly constituencies by 5-0," Chodankar told reporters at a press conference here.

The Congress, has tied up with the former BJP ally, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, for contesting the two Lok Sabha seats and in one of the three assembly constituencies.

FOLLOW OUR ELECTION COVERAGE HERE

Chodankar said that voters would "unleash" their fury against the BJP, which snatched power in Goa despite emerging as the second largest party in the state assembly in the 2017 assembly polls, and it had failed to act on key issues affecting the state, including the resumption of mining. "This is the first round of elections in Goa since the BJP stole the people's mandate of 2017, where Congress was the single largest party. They will face a backlash in the state. The BJP has also been unable to resolve the mining issue, despite being in power in Goa and at the Centre. The entire mining belt will show their anger against the BJP on April 23," Chodankar told media.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp