Congress MLA likens Goa crisis to political prostitution

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service Panaji (Goa)July 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 14:47 IST 10 Congress MLAs from Goa joined BJP (Image: ANI)Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo on Friday likened the current political upheaval in Goa, with 10 party legislators rebelling and later joining the BJP, as “political prostitution”.”There is no sorrow or joy in politics. Politics, what has happened this time is only political prostitution. We cannot talk about it,” Reginaldo told the media after a brief meeting with Goa Forward President Vijay Sardesai at the latter’s residence.The Congress has alleged that the 10 MLAs were lured by money and promises of ministerial positions in return for switching over.Sardesai, a Deputy Chief Minister and two other Ministers are likely to be dropped from the Pramod Sawant-led government, after the Bharatiya Janata Party inducted the 10 Congress MLAs on Wednesday, following which the PARTY now has a healthy majority of 27 in the 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly.Reginaldo said that his visit to Sardesai’s residence “was casual”.”It was a casual visit. I thought I should meet him now. When you are in power everybody visits you. When you are not in power, there lies the real charm, when you visit somebody when you are not in power,” he added.Also read | Manohar Parrikar’s style of politics is over: Goa BJP allyAlso read | BJP took different direction after father’s death: Manohar Parrikar’s son on Goa crisisAlso watch | Watch: JP Nadda welcomes 10 rebel Goa Congress MLAs into BJPFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnumika Bahukhandi Tags :Follow GoaFollow Goa crisisFollow congressFollow Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco Congress MLA likens Goa crisis to political prostitutionThe Congress has alleged that the 10 MLAs were lured by money and promises of ministerial positions in return for switching over.advertisementlast_img