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Goa Congress works out strategy to capitalize on 67 per cent non-BJP vote bank


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Panaji: Congress in Goa on Tuesday held its crucial meeting of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee and frontal organizations to strengthen the party in the state after its debacle in the recently held State Legislative Assembly election.

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Amit Patkar told reporters that the main focus is to strengthen the party, especially it’s youth wing and increase the overall vote share in the state.

Patkar said that the Congress has total 34 per cent vote share in 26 Assembly constituencies while rest 14 constituencies, the vote share is 4.5 per cent. “The efforts would be to retain the vote share in 26 assembly constituencies and improve in 14 assembly segments,” he said.

The meeting held on Tuesday was attended by office bearers of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, Congress Legislature Party members and officials of all the frontal organizations.

Patkar said that the last election saw that 67 per cent of the voters in Goa are against the BJP. “We could not capitalize it because of the too many players in the anti-BJP field,” he said.

The GPCC President said that the Congress will aim to increase its vote share in the upcoming elections.

GPCC Working President Yuri Alemao said that the roadmap for the future was discussed in the meeting. “We need to work on capitalizing anti-BJP sentiments,” he said.

Congress had won on 11 seats while  its ally Goa Forward Party won on one seat during the Goa Assembly election which saw BJP winning on 20 seats.

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  1. Congress is going to reduce to half in numbers in the coming months and only AAP will remain the Strong Opposition for the BJP in Goa.


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