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Will campaign for BJP only if needed: Vijai

Says did more than campagining

13th August 2017, 03:53 Hrs

 

the goan I network
PANAJI
With just eight days to go for by-polls to the Panaji and Valpoi seats, Goa Forward President Vijai Sardesai has said GF leaders will campaign for BJP only if the need arises.
Responding to questions by media persons on whether GF leaders will campaign for its coalition ‘big brother' BJP, Sardesai said, "Only if they need me, I will campaign. If they are strong enough, I will not campaign. I think what I have done is much more than campaigning."
"I think the result of this election is a foregone conclusion. The Congress is putting up a ceremonial fight. It is not a fight which anybody is taking seriously. When Babush Monserrate joined GF, he cited the main reason as lack of seriousness of the Congress", pointed out Sardesai.
He also said that there is credibility crisis within the Congress.
"Even Ashok Naik stated that people do not want him to contest as a Congress candidate in Panaji. We are not needed to put them more in trouble. They have done it for themselves already", he quipped.
When asked how BJP has benefited with the entry of Babush into Goa Forward, he said, "Why are we bothered about BJP? We have taken him into our party. Congress Legislature Party and their ‘High Command' always sought a back door entry to Babush's house. They had mortgaged the Congress Party with him. They had a pre-poll alliance with him which resulted in Congress getting two MLAs.
In response to whether GF now expects two additional MLAs from Monserrate, Sardesai said, "Not only two. In politics two and two can be twenty two."

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