Saffron Party wants `one nation one party’: Goa Congress chief

Vastavam web:  Reacting to ten out of 15 party MLAs joining the ruling BJP, Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said the BJP’s goal was to create “one nation one party” situation in the country. A group of ten Congress MLAs in Goa led by Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar merged with the ruling BJP Wednesday evening, increasing the saffron party’s strength to 27 in the 40-seat house.

In a statement, Chodankar alleged that Congress MLAs joined the BJP after falling prey to blackmailing or allurements. Instead of “one nation one election” (which prime minister Narendra Modi is advocating), what the BJP really wanted was “one nation one party”, he said.

The BJP has “exposed its intense insecurity” about its coalition partner by poaching Congress legislators, Chodankar said. Despite having enough numbers in the Assembly, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s “unethical act” of luring Congress MLAs displayed his fear of facing a united opposition in the upcoming assembly session, he said.