14 Oct 2021  |   05:50am IST

Six AAP leaders join Congress

Six AAP leaders join Congress

Team Herald

MARGAO: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar on Wednesday challenged the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to first implement the scheme at Delhi, and then in Goa, as six prominent AAP leaders joined Congress at Margao. 

Xavier Fernandes, Rodney Almeida, Sidharth Karapurkar, Melvyn Pereira, Tribio Goes, and Rosario Fernandes, besides Ramiro Mascarenhas from South Goa were inducted in the Congress by Chodankar in the presence of working president Aleixo Sequiera and Elvis Gomes. 

Speaking to the media, the party president charged AAP and BJP for fooling people with false promises.

"It is my challenge to AAP to first implement the schemes in Delhi, where their party is in power and thereafter bring it in Goa", he stated. He also accused the BJP for false promises. 

Elvis Gomes said that the issue pertaining to 10-defectors has already been clarified by the party election observer P Chidambaram. 

"We don't want outsiders to give guarantees to Goans, as people of Goa are capable enough to do so. This is not the time to divide but to fight against the BJP unitedly. However, there are efforts from some parties to bring BJP to power by creating division amongst the people", said Elvis. 

He further said that Congress will become stronger with new faces and youth joining the party. Elvis also appealed to all to come together. 

Welcoming six former AAP leaders into the party Aleixo Sequeira said that his party will become stronger in coming days. 

Ramiro Mascarenhas, Sidharth Karapurkar, Rosario Fernandes and others also expressed their views.