The Congressin Goa has started
preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with a state
-wide mass contact programme slated to be launched early next
month, a senior party functionary said Saturday.
The coastal state has two Lok Sabha seats - South Goa
and North Goa - and both are currently held by the ruling BJP.
The main opposition party will launch `Jan Sampark
Abhiyaan' from January 5 during which its workers will meet
people across the state and apprise them about the "failures"
of the BJP-led governments in Goa and at the Centre, said All-
India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary A Chellakumar.
The party is already mid-way through its `Jan Akrosh
Abhiyaan', launched last week to demand "restoration" of
governance in the state in the wake of ill-health of Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Chellakumar was addressing a press conference after a
party meeting attended by the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee
and Congress Legislature Party members.
The meeting discussed strategy for the upcoming
"Congress party will win all the upcoming elections in
the state considering the mood of the people. The collapse of
administration and CM continuing in the chair despite his ill-
health has upset the people of Goa," Chellakumar said.
The AICC secretary was flanked by Leader of Opposition
in the assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar and former Chief Minister
Digambar Kamat at the press meet.
Chellakumar said organisational matters were discussed
during the meeting and decisions were taken to strengthen the
party at the grassroots level ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and
also by-elections to Shiroda and Mandrem assembly seats.
The two constituencies fell vacant after their sitting
MLAs, elected on the Congress ticket in 2017, resigned from
the House and also the party, and joined the BJP.
"After the Jan Akrosh Abhiyaan, it was decided to
launch `Jan Sampark Abhiyaan' from January 5 wherein Congress
workers will visit the houses of people in different
constituencies and expose the mistakes and failures of the BJP
governments at Centre and in the state," Chellakumar said.
Kamat said the `Jan Aakrosh' agitation represents the
sentiments and anger of people for the "absence" of governance
since the last nine months in the wake of Parrikar's illness.
He said the `Jan Akrosh Abhiyaan' will culminate on
December20 with a public gathering at the historic Lohia
Maidan in Margao near here.
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