Two months after joining Trinamool Congress (TMC), former Ponda MLA Lavoo Mamledar on Friday, December 24, resigned from TMC
In his resignation letter to TMC President Mamata Banerjee, he said TMC has not understood Goa, "We had joined the AITC with a hope that it would bring brighter days for Goa and Goans. But it is unfortunate to bring to the notice that AITC has not understood Goa and Goans," he wrote.
Mamledar also alleged that the TMC's campaign that is run by a company have not understood the pulse of Goans. He wrote, "Goa Griha Laxmi Scheme is nothing but a collection of data for elections by the company you all have hired as they don't have any data on the ground."
Mamledar said that TMC has tried to divide Goa on religious lines by aligning with Sudin Dhavalikar's MGP. He added, "AITC move to polarise Hindu votes towards MGP and catholic votes towards AITC is purely communal in nature. We do not want to continue with a party which is trying to divide Goans. We will not allow AITC and the company managing AITC Goa to break the secular fabric of the state."
The TMC has forged a pre-poll alliance with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), of which Mamlatdar was an MLA between 2012 and 2017.
Mamlatdar, who is a former police officer, had joined TMC along with supporters in September and had planned to contest the upcoming Goa Legislative Assembly election on a TMC ticket from Madkaim constituency.