BJP’s Deliberate Misreading of Anti-Defection Law Shows Contempt for Goan Voter
Considering the Pramod Sawant-led coalition government was under no threat, the BJP’s gleeful embrace of the turncoats has also shaken the saffron party’s core supporters in the state.
Panaji, (Goa): Ten Congress MLAs defected to the BJP in Goa on Wednesday, plunging the already embattled national party into its worst crisis in the state in recent years.
But the exodus from the Congress – it is now left with just five MLAs after starting out with 17 in 2017 – and the BJP’s gleeful embrace of the turncoats has shaken the saffron party’s core supporters in the state as well.
The disapproval is understandable – after all, the Pramod Sawant-led coalition government in Goa was under no threat. Four short of a majority on its own (17 in a house of 40) till Wednesday’s events, six members from the Goa Forward Party and independents had helped the BJP cruise comfortably through half the term. Modi’s overwhelming victory in May also ensured that the allies stayed on.
Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: Massive Rallies Lined up as Modi Reaches Kolkata Today; Cong Churns Out New Strategy
The Congress, Left Front and other political outfits have lined up a series of protest rallies across West Bengal against the amended Citizenship Act and the proposed pan-India NRC.
‘They are Knowledge-proof’: Ram Madhav Says Opposition Has not Understood CAA
The BJP leader further alleged that those who oppose the CAA try to divide the country on communal lines as they couldn’t face the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the political front.