Vasco: The star campaigner for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and celebrity Isha Koppikar said that national democratic alliance (NDA) government-led Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the need of the hour for progressive India.
Koppikar was speaking at the public meetings held at Aai Kalavati playground at Headland Sada in Mormugao constituency and near the petrol pump at Birla Zuarinagar in Cortalim constituency on Sunday evening.
The meetings were attended by Deputy Chief Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, Minister for Panchayati Raj and South Goa BJP campaign chief Mauvin Godinho, Minister for Urban Development Milind Naik, Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha, BJP state unit president Vinay Tendulkar, BJP general secretary Sadanand Shet Tanavade, All Goa Muslim Welfare Association president Ashraf Pandiyal, Ravindra Bhavan, Vasco, president Sanjay Satardekar besides other party workers from Mormugao and Cortalim constituencies.
“In order to make India a super power, the people have to vote for BJP, which can deliver non-corrupt and good governance for India,” said Koppikar.
Ajgaonkar said that he would not defect from the BJP and his defection from the MGP was final.
He alleged that the former PWD Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar played dirty and cheap politics after he was lured by the Congress, with an offer of chief ministership.
He said that the former Ponda MLA Lavu Mamlatdar was a loyal soldier of MGP, but he was expelled from the party only because he was following the path of truth.
He criticized Dhavalikar for extending support to Congress in the Lok Sabha election.
“The MGP has lost its ethics,” said Ajgaonkar and opined that Dhavalikar brothers can go to any extent for power and their self interest. Godinho said that “April 23 will be a game-changer for BJP in Goa, clearing the way for Modi to come in power for the second time, for India to become a super
The Urban Development Minister said that the BJP South Goa candidate Sawaikar will win the election with a thumping majority. “All the four MLAs of BJP in Mormugao taluka are working tirelessly for the victory of Sawaikar,” he said.
Saldanha said, “There is a Tsunami of development in Goa during the last five years’ tenure of the BJP-led government at the centre. She urged the people of Goa not to get divided on the fake assurances given by the Congress.”
Sawaikar said that “India needs a good leadership and Modi is the only person who can take India to greater heights.”
The BJP state unit president Tendulkar also spoke on the occasion. [NT]