BJP will get comfortable majority in Goa assembly polls: Devendra Fadnavis

Monday, 20 September 2021

 “The congress is having a crisis of confidence. They are not fit to rule," Fadnavis said.

The BJP will not have to poach Congress MLAs after the 2022 state assembly polls because the party will win a "comfortable majority" in the elections, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP's in-charge for the 2022 Goa assembly polls Devendra Fadnavis said here on Monday.

Addressing a press conference after landing in Goa for his first visit, Fadnavis said, “We will not face this situation in 2022. We are coming with a full majority in 2022. We are not complacent. Each election is a challenge. We will overcome all the challenges and I am confident."

"The CM, the ministers and (party) office bearers together, we will get a historic majority. People can see how much help you get from the Centre when there is the same government," he added.

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Fadnavis also said that while Congress is facing a crisis of confidence and is unfit to rule, the Aam Aadmi Party's political prowess is limited to erecting hoardings and banners ahead of elections.

The most seats the BJP has won in the 40-member Goa legislative assembly has been 21 in 2012. In the 2017 polls, the party won a mere 13 seats but manage to cobble up a majority thanks to posting poll alliances with regional political parties, which had gone into the polls with an anti-BJP agenda.

 From 2017-2019, 15 MLAs -- 13 from the Congress and two from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party -- joined the ruling BJP.

Commenting on the BJP's political rivals, the Congress and the AAP, Fadnavis said that neither could match up to the popularity of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Goa and across the country.

 "You see the Congress is in a very bad state. They are asking for a full-time president. They are asking for a full-time leader. On one hand, there is Modi who works 24/7 only thinking of the country and on the other hand, there is the Congress.” Fadnavis said,

 “The congress is having a crisis of confidence. They are not fit to rule," Fadnavis said.

The Maharashtra Leader of Opposition is on a two-day visit to Goa, his first to the coastal state after he was appointed as the BJP's poll in charge.

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