Panaji (Goa): Congress party has appealed the Goa Forward leaders to abide by the Niz Goenkarachem Utor and withdraw from the BJP-led coalition government, after ruling BJP declined to extend support to former’s demand for installation of Dr Jack Sequeira statue in State Assembly complex.
“We appeal Goa Forward leader to abide by the Niz Goenkarpachem Utor given on January 16 at Lohia Maidan and withdraw from the coalition government since the BJP, the senior partner in the coalition government, has joined hands with its junior partner, the MGP, and decided not to install the statue of Dr Jack Sequeira in the Assembly complex next to the statue of Bhausaheb Bandodkar,” All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary Girish Chodankar said in the press note.
Recalling the public announcement by Minister Vijay Sardessai and Jayesh Salgaonkar, Chodankar said that Goa Forward President and senior minister had announced that the party would go to any extent to get the statue installed while his other ministers and leaders had declared that they would withdraw from the Government if their demand is not fulfilled.
“The latest resolution by BJP not to allow Dr Jack Sequeira’s statue in Assembly Complex has come as a blow to Goa Forward Party, which has been seen trying to cling to the power at the cost of the State. Vijai Sardesai has been getting exposed at every step, and now it is ample clear that entire well scripted drama of ‘Opinion Poll Day celebration’ was merely a political gimmick. Whatever We have said is becoming reality and every actor in the drama is playing perfect role as per script,” AICC leader stated.
Chodankar said that Goa Forward Party should stop trying to fool the people and should not use Jack Sequira’s name for dirty political game. “Jack Sequira had never betrayed Goans for Power and Money and he never intended to destroy Goa the way this Government is doing,” he stated. He said, it is not gone down well with the people that Sardessai and his team is using Sequeira’s name to get back lost image.