# Goa: His party did not consider the proposal of the Trinamool Congress pre-election alliance for next month’s Goa Assembly elections as Mamata Banerjee-led party has tried to “break up” the state Congress leaders. This was stated by veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday.
Trinamool leader Abhishek Banerjee had earlier in the day attacked the Congress and Chidambaram, saying that if the Congress failed to remove the BJP from power in Goa, then Chidambaram, who is in charge of the Congress state elections, should take the reins. Abhishek further said that the Trinamool had approached Chidambaram on February 14 with a formal proposal for a pre-election alliance for the Goa elections.
Chidambaram told reporters that there was a proposal from the Trinamool Congress for a pre-election alliance with the Congress in Goa. “There was a proposal from the grassroots that we should form an alliance in Goa. (But) before and after that, something happened, ”said the veteran Congress leader.
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Chidambaram alleges that the Trinamool wanted to break up the party of Congress leaders in the coastal state. “They have nominated Luisinho Faleiro, and even after the alliance’s proposal, they have wanted to include Alexis Reginaldo Lorenko, whose name was on the first list of congressional candidates. They are doing the same in other constituencies like Mormugao and Vasco, ”he said. The former Union Minister further said that after the incident, he had not received any instructions from the top leaders of the Congress regarding the proposal of the alliance.
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Asked about Abhishek Banerjee’s statement against him, Chidambaram said, “I don’t want to be associated with a general secretary of the Trinamool. I have an honorable position in the Congress party and I do not want to comment on that. ” He said the Congress had proposed Shiv Sena and NCP leaders for a pre-election alliance in Goa but did not take up the matter later.
Shiv Sena and NCP have joined hands to contest the 40-seat assembly elections in Goa. On the other hand, when the Congress will fight the elections with the Goa Forward Party (GFP). Trinamool has formed an alliance with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP).
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