Kolkata/New Delhi: Ten Congress leaders from Goa including former CM Luizinho Faleiro officially joined the TMC here today. They were welcomed into the party fold by senior TMC leaders including national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee.
Speaking to the media after being handed over the TMC flag, Faleiro said, “Today, when I am joining TMC, my dream is to bring the Congress family together. My main mission behind joining TMC is to defeat BJP and its divisive policies, culture of hatred and vengeance. India is totally on economic meltdown,” Faleiro said.
Showering praises on TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, he added as quoted by ANI, “Today I am starting a journey with Didi because Goa needs a credible alternative. I request her to come to Goa to protect the identity and heritage of Goa.”
Banerjee too lavished praises on Faleiro on Twitter promising to stand up for Goans.
It’s a matter of great pride for me to welcome Former Goa CM, 7-time MLA and stalwart Goan leader Shri @luizinhofaleiro to the Trinamool Congress family.
Together we will stand up for every Goan, fight divisive forces and work towards ushering in a NEW DAWN for Goa. (1/3)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 29, 2021
Faleiro had cut off all ties with the Congress on Monday and even resigned from his MLA post. Meanwhile another sulking former Congress CM Amarinder Singh is currently holding talks with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the National Capital, fuelling rumours he might take the BJP route for greener pastures after being unceremoniously ‘asked’ to give up his Punjab CM’s post.