‘Congress will bounce back in Goa’

Sardinha said the Congress fared badly in the polls because of its "misgovernance, absence of decision making and its failure to handle the crucial illegal mining issue".

Last Updated: Jun 07, 2012, 15:23 PM IST

Panaji: Despite losing the March three Goa Assembly polls, the state Congress committee working president Fransisco Sardinha is optimistic that his party would bounce back claiming that "a new broom sweeps better".

"When any party loses, there is a lull period. It will take two to three months more before the Congress will come back rejuvenated and perform its duty as the Opposition. A new broom sweeps better", Sardinha, who is also a member of Parliament, told reporters here today.

The party will take the BJP government head-on after some months, a time period which is required to get back into action, he said.

The Congress, which was ruling prior to the polls (with 21 Assembly seats), was reduced to a single-digit (9) entity after facing defeat at the hands of the BJP-led alliance which has 23 seats.

Sardinha said the Congress fared badly in the polls because of its "misgovernance, absence of decision making and its failure to handle the crucial illegal mining issue".

PTI