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‘They couldn’t save their own MLAs’: Arvind Kejriwal mocks Congress over Goa’s deflection

New DelhiDelhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday reacted to eight Congress MLAs joining the Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa, alleging that it is in the country for not being able to save its MLAs. It was an earlier mistake. Addressing a press conference in the national capital, Kejriwal said, “BJP is destroying MLAs across the country by giving them crores of rupees in the name of Operation Lotus, it is wrong. But the fault is also of Congress.”

“They could not break our MLAs in Delhi-Punjab as we expose them, but Congress has failed to save its MLAs,” he said. His remarks came after eight Goa Congress MLAs, including former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and Leader of Opposition Michael Lobo, merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa on Wednesday.

Delilah Lobo, Rajesh Faldesai, Kedar Naik, Sankalp Amonkar, Alexo Sequeira and Rudolph Fernandes also joined the party after a meeting with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant at the Goa Assembly complex during the day.

Taking a jibe at the Centre, Kejriwal further asked from where the money worth crores was coming to him. He accused the BJP of misappropriating public money and said that it has increased the inflation rate.

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Kejriwal said, “Where are thousands of crores coming from to buy MLAs? It is the money of the government, which is being snatched away, which is increasing inflation.”

“A few days back on 4 September, Gujarat Youth Congress President Vishwanath Singh Vaghela resigned from his post, which is being considered as a major setback for the party. On 2 September, party leader Rajinder Prasad, who was the late Master Bailey Ram Sharma’s son Nowshera, Rajouri, resigned from all posts and primary membership of the party.

Prasad called the ‘Kotari’ system the cause of the ‘death’ of the party. In recent months, Rajinder Prasad and several high-profile leaders have quit the Congress. A few months before the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, as well as a few months before the general elections within two years, the party suffered a major setback after senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad exited the Congress.

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Jaiveer Shergill, a lawyer by profession and one of the prominent youth leaders of the Congress, tendered his resignation on August 24, claiming that the vision of the decision-makers was no longer in line with the aspirations of the youth.

Earlier this year in May, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, a prominent face of disgruntled leaders of the G-23 group, resigned from the party and was nominated for the Rajya Sabha elections as an independent candidate backed by the Samajwadi Party (SP). Letter filed. ,

Former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar had also severed ties with the Congress in May this year. Former Union Law Minister Ashwini Kumar had also resigned from the Congress in February after a 46-year-long association with the party. In May, Hardik Patel, a Patidar leader from Gujarat, quit the party as he felt he was being “ignored”.

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