Goa Forward Party today accused Congress of insulting and backstabbing and said that it has not kept the word of not putting up candidates in four seats for the Assembly elections in the state to be held on February 4.
In a statement, GFP president Prabhakar Timble said, ''Goa Forward Party kept the word of four seats and did not play truant. We digested the insults and back stabbing. Congress through its conduct says Goans are fools to keep trust in Congress and their political leadership. They stand exposed and the personal ego and selfish ambitions of their leaders superseded genuine interests of Goans. Hope, they improve their credibility graph after date of polling.''
''GFP's commitment for a non-BJP government stands. This is clear message which we want to send to Goa and Goans,'' he said.
Goa Forward Party candidates have filed nominations from Siolim, Fatorda, Saligao and Velim constituencies.
Earlier, there were attempts made to have pre-poll alliance between the two parties but it could not materialise.
However, yesterday a statement was issued from Goa Pradesh Congress Committee which neither had mention of alliance nor seat adjustment with any party.
In the statement, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) vice-president M K Sekh said in a statement,'' It is clarified that Congress has put up candidates in 36 constituencies for the ensuing assembly elections 2017. It is also clarified that Congress party has not put up candidates in four constituencies namelyPanjim, Porvorim, Fatorda and Siolim.''UNI AKM NV SHS RSA 1327
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