D’Mello sees AAP, BJP as one entity
Trajan s comment comes after CM expressed his view on AAP s entry in 2017 elections
The Goan Network PANAJI: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday took on the Aam Admi Party under the pretext of reacting to the Chief Minister s statement that AAP s entry into the fray in 2017 would only guarantee BJP victory. Congress spokesperson Trajano D Mello claimed that the CM s statement has validated that AAP is another face of the ruling party. Addressing the media at Congress House in Panaji, D Mello alleged, “It is common knowledge that AAP is backed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). AAP is a ploy of the RSS to restore the BJP in states like Punjab and Goa who want to throw the Congress out and bring the BJP.” Congress sought to argue that CM s statement on Sunday only validate Congress s reading of AAP s role in BJP s political scheme as nothing but an illegitimate marriage . “The BJP has brought AAP because they know they cannot come back to power on their own merit,” D Mello said while ruling out joining hands with nascent political party. GPCC spokesperson Avinash Tavares and former AAP Lok Sabha candidate and present member of Congress Swati Kerkar lashed out at AAP for allegedly suppressing genuine struggles. “I was promised by AAP that I will be supported by the activist party. However, later I was told to not use the party platform for activism and received no support,” Kerkar disclosed. She demanded to know why the AAP has refrained from expressing support to the protests by Department of Sports and Youth Affairs employees. Former AAP member and present president of the All Goa Truck Association and GPCC member Nilkanth Gawas has also challenged AAP s Goa State secretary Valmiki Naik to register a victory from Panaji.
It is common knowledge that AAP is backed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). AAP is a ploy of the RSS to restore the BJP in states like Punjab and Goa who want to throw the Congress out and bring the BJP,”—Trajan D Mello