Live updates from the 2022 Assembly elections: NCP leader Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday the party was in talks with Congress and Congress in Trinamool on forming an alliance for the Goa Assembly elections. His remark comes after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Sunday that the The BJP wants to ride on the shoulders of the TMC take power in Goa. Shiv Sena is part of the ruling Mahrashtra alliance which also includes the NCP and Congress.
TMC had already proposed a broader alliance of opposition parties, including Congress, to confront the ruling BJP in the coastal state. Expressing the willingness of the party led by Mamata Banerjee to join Congress and other opposition parties to fight the BJP in the polls in Goa, the TMC MP and his Goa official Mahua Moitra, in a post on Twitter, had said: “Rest assured we TIAC will do all we can to defeat BJP in Goa… @Mamataofficial has done this in the past and will not hesitate to walk an extra mile in Goa as well. “
Besides Congress, Moitra tagged the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) in this tweet. As Congress has formed an alliance with the GFP, the TMC, a new player in Goa’s fray, has partnered with the MGP for the upcoming polls.
Meanwhile, ahead of the Assembly elections next month, Uttar Pradesh Minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigned from BJP on Tuesday and joined Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi party. In his resignation letter, Maurya cited “the neglectful attitude towards Dalits, arrears, farmers, unemployed youth, small and medium-sized enterprises” as the reasons for his decision to resign. He represented the Padrauna constituency in Uttar Pradesh and joined the BJP in 2016, after leaving the Bahujan Samaj party.
In other news, the BJP launched a massive awareness campaign on Tuesday, and party workers went door to door, in groups of five, to highlight the achievements of the government led by Yogi Adityanath. From January 14, the party will also start rolling out “Rath LEDs” fitted with large TV screens to inform voters about what the government has done over the past five years. In addition, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and CM KP MP Maurya arrived at the party headquarters in Delhi on Tuesday for the BJP central committee meeting. before parliamentary elections in Uttar Pradesh.