Congress’ Telangana success can be emulated in Goa: Manickrao Thakre


PanajiThenewly appointed AICC incharge of Goa Manickrao Thakre on Wednesday said that the success of congress party in Telangana can be emulated in Goa during the upcoming elections.

Thakre was former incharge of Telangana before holding the responsibility of Goa and Dadra nagar Haveli.

When asked whether he can spell the same magic that of Telangana in Goa, the former Maharashtra minister said that it was not magic but work that led to victory of the party in the recently held assembly election.

“Whatever experience I have in Telangana that can be brought to Goa and help the leaders to win the election,” he said.

Thakre said that he has been working in Telangana for eleven months and even celebrated festivals like Dussehra and Diwali building the organisation which resulted in the victory.

Talking about Goa, Thakre said that the party will have to unitedly fight the upcoming Lok Sabha election in the coastal state.

Thakre arrived on his maiden Goa visit on Monday after which he held series of meetings with the party office bearers. The Congress incharge was in South Goa on Wednesday during which he met the cadres.

“I will meet every cadre and leader in the state. It may take time but I will try to meet everyone,” he said, briefing press persons in Panaji in presence of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Amit Patkar, Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao and others.

Thakre said that the party will unitedly fight the upcoming Lok Sabha election burying all the differences. He said that the cadres and leaders have been told to work united and anyone who is making statement against the party will have to face the action.

“Goa as good cadres and leaders. The position of the party is good in Goa. Whatever mistakes that have happened in the past but the party has strength to win the election,” he said, referring to the shifting of eight MLAs from Congress to BJP.

The former Maharashtra home minister said that the party will approach every household in Goa highlighting the failures of the BJP government in the centre and also state.


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