The TMC had approached Chidambaram with a formal offer for pre-poll alliance for the February 14 Goa polls, Trinamool leader Abhishek Banerjee on Thursday said.
Congress leader and the party's Goa polls in-charge P Chidambaram had earlier said that no 'concrete' offer but a mere suggestion for a pre-poll alliance with Congress was made by the TMC.
Stepping up barb against the Congress Party, the TMC leaders –Mahua Moitra (in charge of TMC Goa polls) and Sushmita Dev, took to Twitter, saying that their party was serious about defeating BJP in Go
All the close contacts of the seven players were also withdrawn from the event. In total, there were 11 walkovers across all categories on Thursday.
Chidambaram asserted that there is a "strong and intense anti-BJP, anti-incumbency wind blowing in Goa".
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced this in the wee hours before the Badminton Association of India (BAI) confirmed the names.
Returning after the Covid break, Ashmita marked the occasion with an impressive display, beating World No 28 Evgeniya Kosetskaya of Russia in straight games ( 24-22, 21-16).
After the British team withdrew a couple of days earlier, B Sai Praneeth and Dhruv Rawat were also forced to withdraw late on January 9, after their Covid test results returned positive.
AP Badminton Association and Guntur district Badminton Association also felicitated Srikanth and presented him with Rs 1 lakh each.
Jagan also announced a cash award of Rs 7 lakh and five acres of land in Tirupati for setting up a badminton academy.
Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced a cash award of Rs 7 lakh for winning a silver medal at the World Championships and promised 5 acres of land at Tirupati for setting up an academy.
Chidambaram also claimed that the mainstream media had banished the story of Home Ministry's action related to Missionaries of Charity (MoC) from its pages and termed it 'sad and shameful'.
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The Congress had released its first list of eight candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Goa last week, fielding former chief minister Digamber Kamat from the Margao constituency.
The Congress has been critical of the government's vaccine strategy and has demanded that vaccinations be speeded up and booster shots be provided to prevent another wave of coronavirus.