I was told by MLAs that they were offered crores to switch over: Chellakumar


Panaji: Shocked after ten of its MLAs broke away to join BJP, Congress party on Wednesday night sent its senior leader to Goa to take stock of the situation.

All India Congress Committee Secretary A Chellakumar, who is in charge of Goa, arrived in the coastal state on Wednesday night and began discussion with the remaining five Congress MLAs to decide future course of action.

Chellakumar said that all the five MLAs will be meeting during the day to elect the leader after consulting the high command.

Ten Congress MLAs which had left the party also included Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, who has been in the chair since 2017.

The political development has come little before monsoon session of Goa Legislative Assembly, which is scheduled to start from July 15.

Chellakumar said that the political development of Wednesday was a murder of democracy by BJP which has been luring the MLAs from opposition parties by offering them crores of rupees.

“I was being told in the past by my MLAs that they were offered crores of rupees to switch over the side. Our MLAs have changed their affiliation (ten MLAs who left) by compromising the welfare of the state,” he said.

He accused Prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah of indulging in such tricks everywhere in the country including Karnataka.

Chellakumar said that BJP has turned entire politics into ‘game of money.’ “There is no ideology, principles or anything, BJP has converted entire politics into business venture,” he alleged.



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