Rahul Gandhi asks Goa Congress to work unitedly for win in Assembly Polls

There was also discussion on forming alliance with like-minded parties, Congress leaders said.

Panaji: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked the party leaders in Goa to bury their differences and work as a team to ensure party's victory in the upcoming state assembly polls, a legislator informed.

"Party leaders from Goa today met Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, where he heard everyone's views on various issues. There was also discussion on forming alliance with like-minded parties, but there were two different viewspoints on it," a state Congress legislator, who attended the meeting, told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

The Congress delegation, including Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Luizinho Faleiro and State Leader of Opposition Pratapsinh Rane, met Gandhi and held talks with him over the forthcoming Goa polls.

"The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) was of the opinion that there should be alliance with like-minded forces, but the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) was opposed to the idea and said it was keen on fighting the polls independently in all the 40 constituencies," the legislator said.

"Since there was no consensus, the issue remained inconclusive, but Mr Gandhi told the party leaders to begin working towards victory of the party. He said the election should help the party to gain its lost glory in the coastal state," he added.

Neither Rane nor Faleiro were available for comments, but sources said Gandhi asked the CLP and PCC to work as a team in the State.

( Source : PTI )
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