Goa MLA Prasad Gaonkar confirms support to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

News Desk: Ahead of the Goa assembly elections next year, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) has received support from an independent MLA from the state, Prasad Gaonkar. Addressing a press conference in Goa in the presence of senior TMC leader and MP Derek O’Brien, Gaonkar said that Mamata Banerjee fought back against the BJP in West Bengal elections that were held earlier this year.

However, the Sanguem MLA also informed that he will not resign as of now. Even so, throwing his weight behind the TMC, Gaonkar asserted that ‘Goa needs a change’. Earlier, Prasad Gaonkar had supported the Manohar Parrikar-led government when it came to power after the 2017 elections. However, he withdrew his support subsequently. During his briefing on Wednesday, the independent MLA attacked the ruling BJP and claimed that it had unleashed anti-people policies due to which Goans are suffering.