New Delhi: In the poll-bound state of Goa, Congress has no intentions to go in alliance with the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Senior Rajya Sabha member and Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal informed that no discussion regarding an alliance with TMC was held after his meeting with Rahul Gandhi.
Taking to Twitter, the Rajya Sabha MP termed the rumors going on with regard to a possible alliance between Congress and TMC, during his meeting with Rahul Gandhi, as completely “baseless and untrue.”
“The rumour in circulation that a possible alliance with TMC was discussed by Shri Rahul Gandhi in today’s meeting is completely baseless & untrue. Let me assure you that the Congress party is confident- we will put Goa back on the path to progress soon,” wrote the senior Congress leader.
The rumour in circulation that a possible alliance with TMC was discussed by Shri RahulGandhi in today’s meeting is completely baseless & untrue.
Let me assure that the Congress party is confident- we will put Goa back on the path to progress soon.
— K C Venugopal (@kcvenugopalmp) January 10, 2022
The party sources had earlier informed on Monday that Rahul Gandhi was back to India from his personal abroad visit.
Rahul Gandhi had held a meeting through video conferencing with the General Secretary KC Venugopal and Senior Observer of All India Congress Committee for Goa, P Chidambaram.
Gandhi took stock of the poll preparedness and Congress campaign strategy in the state where elections are scheduled to be held on February 14.
Earlier, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also denied any possibility of an alliance with the TMC for the upcoming Goa Assembly elections.
On Saturday, Chidambaram addressed a press conference where he said that his party would accept the support of any party who had the common task of defeating the BJP. he said that he had read TMC’s statement for an alliance but added that “let us wait and watch.”