Congress MLA ‘missing’ in Goa
After Maharashtra, political turmoil has intensified in neighboring Goa. On Sunday, it was reported that the Congress party had split. On Monday, the Congress demanded the Speaker of the Goa Assembly to disqualify its MLAs Michael Lobo and Digambar Kamat. Michael Lobo was also the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly who has now been removed by the Congress. Elections were held in the state five months ago and in these five months alone, the Congress is said to be out of touch with its five MLAs. In Goa, Congress MLAs have already switched sides and joined the BJP. This issue was also discussed in the last assembly elections.
This decision of the Congress is being questioned
The Congress was scared of this and such reports were coming in, yet it is not known why the Congress High Command was waiting. As the matter has progressed, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has decided to send senior party leader Mukul Wasnik to Panaji. Now, Congress leaders are saying that information was received that the BJP was planning to bring Congress MLAs with it. Rumors of Digambar Kamat meeting Amit Shah in Delhi have been heard. What was the Congress waiting for even after this? At the same time, questions are being raised over the Congress’ decision on how Michael Lobo, who joined the party just before the elections, was made Leader of the Opposition. Lobo left the BJP this year and joined the Congress. Now provincial leaders are asking how you can appoint a person who has just joined the party. What message will this send to the workers?
After all, why didn’t the Congress worry?
Amidst the Chintan Shivir, senior Punjab leader Sunil Jakhar has resigned from the party. The next big blow to the party was Gujarat where assembly elections are to be held. Here Hardik Patel has joined the BJP. The next high-profile exit was that of Kapil Sibal. He reached the Rajya Sabha on a SP ticket. After this, Brajesh Kalpa left the party in Karnataka. The trouble doesn’t end there. After the Chintan Shivir, Congress candidate Ajay Maken lost the Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana due to cross-voting. In Maharashtra too, there has been a stir in the Congress. The coalition government is gone but many MLAs were absent at the last minute, which did not ease the tension. No action has been taken here as the next number has come from Goa.
Why ignore these states
There are questions over the performance of the Congress but many important posts are vacant. This also raises questions. The picture is not clear as to who will be the next national president of the party, but look at the situation in these states as well. Take the case of West Bengal. No full-time in-charge has been appointed for the state since the elections. In the politically important states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, no new PPCC President has been appointed yet. There is talk of reviving the party at the Chintan Shivir in Udaipur in May but so far it does not seem to be happening.
Now the Congress is in tension over the state
Congress leaders fear that the troubles of Maharashtra and Goa could befall Jharkhand. Where he met J.M.M. Meanwhile, there are rumors that the JMM may break out of the alliance and join hands with the BJP. They have done this before. Hemant Soren has announced a one-sided candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections, turning a blind eye to the Congress. At the same time, there is news in the presidential election that the JMM may support the NDA candidate. Even among Congress MLAs, there is suspicion on each other. Leaders of one faction view the other group with suspicion.