Goa: Ex MLA Quits TMC in 3 Months, says party is communal

News Desk: Nearly three months after joining the TMC, Goa’s former legislator Lavoo Mamledar today resigned from Mamata Banerjee’s party, accusing it of being communal and trying to create a divide between Hindus and Christians for votes ahead of the state Assembly polls.

He also alleged that the Trinamool Congress was collecting the data of people in the name of rolling out a welfare scheme for women in the state if it is voted to power after the elections.

Mr Mamledar said “I had joined the TMC because I was fully impressed with Mamata Banerjee led party’s performance in West Bengal”.

“I was under the impression that TMC is a very secular party. But from whatever I have noticed in the last 15-20 days, I came to know that it is worse than the BJP” he alleged.

“As part of their pre-poll alliance, they want that the Christian votes should go to the TMC and Hindu votes to the MGP…The TMC is a communal party, which is trying to disturb the secular fabric” he alleged.

“We have found that under its Laxmi Bhandar scheme introduced in West Bengal, only Rs 500 are given, while here they are promising Rs 5,000 to women under the Griha Laxmi scheme, which is next to impossible. The promise of the scheme is entirely to collect data from Goa” he added.