Goa: NCP MLA Churchill Alemao joins TMC, Mamata Banerjee opens alliance doors for Congress

News Desk: After the Congress, it was the turn of Sharad Pawar’s NCP to lose it’s leader to the TMC. The TMC on Monday inducted the lone NCP MLA Churchill Alemao into her party at a public meeting held at Benaulim.

NCP’s national spokesperson Nawab Malik said that people often quit one party and join another during the election time. He added that it won’t affect the party.

TMC supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, in her address, explained how TMC was not an anti-Hindu party as alleged by BJP but a party that promotes communal harmony.

She said “I do not want to speak against Congress. If Congress thinks of working to defeat BJP, we have no objection. We have formed an alliance in Goa along with MGP. This is the alternative. You want to join, do that. Just because you are not doing it, no one else will do it, this is not right”

“Anyone is welcome to join the alliance, join in. If you do not want to split the vote, come and work with us. But we will not allow BJP to win this time. We should beat them in Punjab, Goa, everywhere. We will help with alternatives” she added.