Panaji: Amid reports of the Trinamool Congress making a re-entry in Goa politics ahead of the 2022 assembly election, the party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien arrived here on Thursday, September 23.
Derek O'Brien, however, refused to respond to queries about the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party and its role in the 2022 state assembly polls. "I have just landed so good afternoon today is enough," He said. Many opposition politicians in the state have confirmed that they were sounded out by the Trinamool Congress with reference to the possibility of contesting on the Trinamool Congress ticket for the state assembly polls.
Among those contacted include two-term Congress MLA Agnelo Fernandes. Another name linked to the West Bengal-based party includes former Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro. "Lot of people are doing surveys. They are meeting all the leaders," Faleiro has maintained.
"Let everyone come, everyone loves Goa," Sawant said late on Wednesday when asked for a reaction to reports of the Trinamool Congress possibly throwing its hat in the Goa polls.
It is further said by people that If the Trinamool does make a foray in Goa now, it would be the second time that the party would be trying to make its political presence felt in the state.