Amid rumours of two-time Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro joining the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, the veteran leader on Monday addressed party workers in Navelim.
Addressing a gathering of party workers, Feleiro said he suffered in Congress. ‘I suffered in silence, dignified silence. If my suffering was so much, imagine the plight of Goans who voted Congress to power,” he said.
He also praised TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, saying that she is a “symbol of women empowerment” and called her “street fighter”
“Among everyone, it is Mamata Banerjee who has given a tough fight to Narendra Modi and their juggernaut. Modiji had 200 meetings in Bengal and Amit Shah had 250 meetings, and then there was CBI, ED but Mamata’s formula won. She has been able to stand. She is a street fighter. Goa is also going through difficult times. We need such fighters who are also on the same wavelength, party, ideology, principles and programmes. Goa needs her,” he said.
He also shared a picture on Twitter with the hashtag ‘new beginnings’ on Monday morning. “Let's end this suffering of Goans and bring a new dawn in Goa,” the former chief minister tweeted.
On Sunday, Faleiro had declared that he would call a press conference on Monday where he would make an important announcement. However, he refused to clarify whether he is joining the TMC.
“I am in deep meditation. I am reading everything. One thing I will tell you (that) people of Goa are suffering, somebody has to stand up,” he said on Sunday.