Panaji: Former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Monday claimed that the contest in assembly elections in Goa is between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Trinamool Congress would only fracture the non-BJP vote.
In a series of tweets, the senior Congress leader said, ‘My assessment that the AAP (and the TMC) will only fracture the non-BJP vote in Goa has been confirmed by Mr Arvind Kejriwal. The contest in Goa is between Congress and BJP.’
‘Those who want a regime change (after 10 years of misrule) will vote for the Congress. Those who want the regime to continue will vote for the BJP. The choice before the voter in Goa is stark and clear. Do you want a regime change or not?
I appeal to the voters of Goa to vote for a regime change and vote Congress,’ he said.
This is the second time that Mr Chidambaram had made the claim.
In an interview to a local channel last week, Chidambaram, who is Congress’ senior election observer for the coastal state, had claimed that there was a fight between only Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the forthcoming assembly elections in Goa.
While Congress has a pre-poll alliance with the Goa Forward Party, the Trinamool Congress has tied up with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party. AAP and BJP have decided to go alone.
Goa will go for assembly elections on February 14, 2022.