BJP MLA for Calangute and Science and Technology minister Michael Lobo show his support for Congress leader Kedar Naik and joined the latter's door to door campaign at Guirim, Saligao on Sunday, January 9.
While speaking to the media, Lobo said, “Our state of Goa is small and we have to protect that for the next generation, otherwise Goa will soon end. For the next legislative, I pray to Goa to give blessings to the people of Goa so that they elect and bring the best MLA for the state.
He acknowledged the trend of MLAs changing parties mid-term by stating that an MLA should stay committed to one party. ”They shouldn’t be getting leader from here and there just to form a party and show that the party is strong “,he said.
Lobo advice the people of Goa to think and vote before the Election Commission comes to Goa for the poll, which is 34 days away.
While addressing the audience, Congress leader Kedar Naik said, ”Few days back, ‘Together for Saligao’ meeting was held and 99.9% of the seats were occupied and today the same support can be seen at today's campaign.
Kedar Naik, sarpanch of Reis Magos village panchayat, had left BJP on Wednesday to join the Congress with his supporters in Saligaon. Naik had earlier proclaimed that he and Lobo have a good relation. In reply, Lobo called Naik a friend and added that he has friends across parties. “That doesn’t mean I am going to support this person or that person,” Lobo said.
Even though Lobo has maintained that he has said nothing about leaving the BJP, his latest actions are sure to increase the buzz over his potential exit from BJP.