Cong lost due to own mistakes in Goa: Sardinha
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Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 18:05
Panaji: Still smarting under its debacle in the Assembly polls, Goa Congress on Monday said that the party had to pay a heavy price at the hustings owing to its own "mistakes".

"The party was rejected by people because it made mistakes. We already know what went wrong. People did not want Congress so they voted new people to power," said the working president of the state unit Congress, Fransisco Sardinha.

He was reacting to the setting up of a review committee to study the poll debacle.

A three-member committee, headed by union defence minister AK Anthony, has been formed to study the party's poor performance in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa.

Congress could won only nine seats in the Assembly polls, while BJP in alliance with Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party (MGP) sweeped the polls to rule the 40-member House.

Sardinha, who was inducted as the working president of the party during Goa polls, said that "the state government had to go because it committed mistakes".

He said that after a defeat, the local party unit is in a state of shock.

"For any party, after the poll defeat, they are bound to be in shock," Sardinha said refusing to set up any deadline for rejuvenation of the party in the state.

He also ruled out the possibility of Manohar Parrikar government engaging into a witch-hunting against Congress.

"Only fools will go after the person to take revenge when they are already refused by the electorate," Sardinha observed.


First Published: Monday, April 09, 2012, 18:05

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