As BJP is all set to induct MGP's probable candidate for the Pernem ticket, Pravin Arlekar, into its ranks, Deputy Chief Minister and BJP's current MLA from Pernem, Manohar 'Babu" Ajgaonkar, on Monday, January 3, accused the saffron party of using him. \
"The BJP in Goa used me. I worked hard for the party and now I am being sidelined," Ajgaonkar said while inaugurating development works in Mopa.
Taking a dig at BJP state president, Ajgaonkar said, "Sadanand Tanavade used to say that Arlekar was selling drugs and hashish, but now who is welcoming him?"
The Deputy Chief Minister appealed to the voters to give befitting answer to the injustice being done to them by the BJP
"Jobs created by the Mopa Airport, AYUSH Hospital and Cricket Stadium projects are now attracting the attention of aspiring candidates like Alamya. From now on, only Pednekar will get jobs from this project and we will never remain silent if injustice is done to the youth in our constituency," warned Deputy Chief Minister Babu Ajgaonkar.
BJP District Member Seema Khadpe said that Deputy Chief Minister Babu Ajgaonkar has spent crores of rupees for the development of the Mopa Panchayat area and "people should unite to bring back Ajgoankar in Pernem".
Meanwhile, Pravin Arlekar will join BJP on Monday where Ajgaonkar hasn't been invited, making him the second MGP probable to join BJP after MGP's Mayem candidate Pramendra Shet.