MARGAO: While celebrating its 134th foundation day in Margao, the Congress party called upon its workers to reactivate themselves and their blocks and start working so as to win both North and South Goa parliamentary seats, polls for which are set to be held in 2019.
Six of its long-time workers from South Goa constituencies were felicitated with party leaders saying that it is time to restart the work for Lok Sabha polls. “Congress victory in three states and its coming second in two states in the recent state elections shows that the situation in India is not good. We as a party should realise that it is time for a change and we have to work to win both the seats so that we can strengthen the hands of our leader Rahul Gandhi,” said Leader of Opposition Babu Kavlekar.
Margao MLA Digambar Kamat said that it is time for Congress to rededicate itself to winning the elections whether it is for the Parliament, assembly or in by-elections adding, “There are a lot of silent workers in the party and it is time we reactivate them. Maybe over time they may have become defunct but now is the right time to bring them back.”
Leaders also highlighted the work the party undertook from independence to making policies and bringing reforms in the country. Ponda MLA Ravi Naik said that it was the Congress that freed the country from the British rule and liberation in Goa. Education has been and should be the main focus of the party because it is what will save the people from being fooled and misled, he added.
Senior party workers Prakash Parkar from Ponda, Leo Coutinho from Cuncolim, Vittu Gaude from Shiroda, Somnath Mapari from Sanvordem, Erish Fernandes from Benaulim and Gromiko Fernandes from Curtorim were felicitated while senior party leader Francisco Sardinha, South Goa district party president Joe Dias and party workers were also present.