Goa: Cong candidates take pledge to not quit party after polls

Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS): After 15 out of 17 of its MLAs quit the Congress since the 2017 Goa assembly elections, the Congress party's official candidates on Saturday took oath at a temple, church and a dargah here, taking a pledge against leaving the party after elections.

"It is a very important thing. We are going to a temple, church and a dargah to take an oath that we will not quit the party after elections," former Ports Minister and Congress party's candidate from Calangute assembly constituency Michael Lobo told reporters just before he took the pledge.

Lobo was a Minister in the BJP-led coalition government, before he joined the Congress earlier this month.



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  • myna, mysuru

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    Most of the Goan Legislators are habitual offenders in party changing for the sake of power. One should take this promise with a pinch of salt.

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  • K K Badruddin, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    There is no point in the candidates taking oath before the election. Political perceptions will change once the result is out and the MLAs offer themselves for sale and search for greener pastures, forgetting all their promises and oath. After all, if they keep up their promises and oaths, they will NOT BE POLITICIANS. Because conscience and power do not live side by side. Another important point is that the oaths should not be taken from the candidates, but the POLITICAL PARTIES. All the political parties should take a oath that THEY WILL NOT ADMIT AN ELECTED MEMBER OF AN OPPOSITION PARTY INTO THEIR OWN PARTY. This way, these Ayarams and Gayarams will be forced to continue in their parent parties for the next five years.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sat, Jan 22 2022

    Only a verbal or spiritual pledge is of no value. Quitting MLAs break the pledge with voters by joining the party voters dislike. What is consequence if they quit either monetary, legal or suspension?????………But if the party they join is strong enough all these conditions are invalid.

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jan 22 2022

    This situation has to come all politicians. This will improve political morality

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 22 2022

    This rules and conditions, EC must introduce. I think otherwise this pledge is no value.

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