Panaji: After its working president Kiran Kandolkar left the party to join TMC, Goa Forward Party Chief Vijai Sardesai said that “nothing can distract our force going forward.”
Kandolkar had quit GFP on Saturday to join Trinamool Congress Party (TMC). He had claimed that TMC was the only party which can fight Narendra Modi-led government and oust BJP from Goa during upcoming election.
“Nothing can distract our force going forward,” Sardesai told reporters after addressing workers’ meeting at Mandrem assembly segment in North Goa on Saturday, hours after Kandolkar embraced Mamata Banerjee led party.
Sardesai said “while welcoming recent statement by AICC Goa desk incharge Dinesh Gundu Rao on alliance, I promise Goans that we will unitedly work to eradicate the virus of BJP that is affecting Goa now.”
Rao had recently announced that congress is in talks with GFP and other political parties including NCP and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party for formulating an alliance during upcoming election.
Earlier during the day, reacting to Kandolkar’s exit from the party, Sardesai had said he left the party because he had doubts whether he would get ticket after possible alliance with Congress.
“The resignation of Kandolkar was shocking and unexpected. He seems to be having doubts whether he would get the ticket after possible alliance with Congress or not,” GFP President Vijai Sardesai had reacted in a video released on Saturday evening.
Sardesai said that he had given all the respect to Kandolkar in the party. “I was confident that I would give him what he wanted,” he had said.
“However, he has taken this decision. It was nice working with him. I wish him all the best and all the luck in future,” Sardesai had added.
He had said that such a migration is bound to happen as (TMC) new party has come.
“He (Kandolkar) is an experienced politician. He must have given due thought. It is quiet possible that he was doubting whether he will get ticket for his wife as well as himself in the possible alliance,” Sardesai had said.
GFP is currently having three MLAs in the STate Legislative Assembly. Kandolkar, a former BJP MLA who had lost 2017 Assembly polls, had joined the GFP in the year2020 and went on to become Working President of the party.