Panaji: Hours after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced that they would be projecting Bhandari community candidate as next Chief minister in Goa, State Congress chief Girish Chodankar claimed that it was a signal of frustration by Arvind Kejriwal-led party.
Chodankar was reacting to the question asked by journalists during a press conference on Thursday in Panaji.
“When any party plays politics over caste or religion, we should understand that it is their last stage,” he commented.
“This happens when the frustration is very high and when they are about to give up, that is the time when they resort to community and religious politics,” he added.
Chodankar said that Congress party would never play “politics of religion.”
“Congress speaks about protection to minorities, upliftment of Bahujan Samaj and issues like that,” he said.
Chodankar alleged that AAP is a party which is brought in Goa by the BJP. “Whatever BJP cannot do directly, they get it done from AAP,” he said.
The Congress leader said that the recent surveys are clear that Bahujan Samaj and minorities are supporting the Congress party in Goa.
“That is why there are attempts through their B team to stop this support to Congress,” he said.
AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Thursday had announced that his party would be projecting Bhandari community candidate as the next chief minister while Christian as the deputy chief minister during upcoming Goa election.