Senior Goa Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro resigns, set to join Trinamool Congress; seeks blessings for ‘new beginning’

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Veteran Congress leader from Goa, Luizinho Faleiro, on Monday resigned from the state assembly as he sought blessings from people for his new beginning. Speculations are rife over Faleiro joining the Trinamool Congress ahead of the assmebly polls, scheduled for February next year.

“I, Luizinho Faleiro, hereby tender my resignation of my seat in the house w.e.f. 27th Sep 2021. I thank the people of #Navelim for placing their trust in me & look forward to their continued support in all future endeavors.”

Faleiro said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was a symbol of ‘women empowerment.’ “Mamata Banerjee is a symbol of women empowerment. she is fighting divisive forces and poses a direct challenge to @BJP4India. She is a street-fighter and #Goa needs her,” he said

Faleiro said that he would continue to be a Congress man as he showered praises on Mamata Banerjee for stopping the BJP’s juggernaut in this year’s assembly polls in West Bengal..

Before officially resigning from the state assembly, Faleiro took to Twitter to announce his ‘new beginning’ as he wrote, “I interacted with my constituents from Navelim; they are my family, and it was important to me to seek their blessings for a #NewBeginning. I might be old, but my blood is young. I am determined to change things. Let’s end this suffering of #Goans and bring a new dawn in #Goa.”

The Trinamool has announced its intention to contest next year’s Goa assembly polls. In the last assembly polls, the Congress had missed out an opportunity to form a government despite emerging as the single largest party. Many of its MLAs had later defected to the BJP.

Faleiro had faced criticism for the failure to strike a deal with Goa Forward Party, which later aligned with the Hindu party to form the government.