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Goa fiasco: Should have tried hard but BJP moved faster, says Digvijaya

Recounts drama on the night of March 11-12, says state leaders should take bulk of blame

Amit Agnihotri  |  New Delhi 

It was a long night for the Congress party managers who tried hard last Saturday to secure a majority in the Goa assembly but lost the game by sunrise to some deft moves by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strategists. In an interview to this newspaper, Digvijaya Singh, in-charge of Goa affairs at the All India Congress Committee, gave a blow-by-blow account of the behind-the-scenes maneuvring, defending himself against the charges being made by local party leaders. According to Singh, soon after the assembly results were out last Saturday, he'd called a meeting of the new ...

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Goa fiasco: Should have tried hard but BJP moved faster, says Digvijaya

Recounts drama on the night of March 11-12, says state leaders should take bulk of blame

It was a long night for the Congress party managers who tried hard last Saturday to secure a majority in the Goa assembly but lost the game by sunrise to some deft moves by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strategists. In an interview to this newspaper, Digvijaya Singh, in-charge of Goa affairs at the All India Congress Committee, gave a blow-by-blow account of the behind-the-scenes maneuvring, defending himself against the charges being made by local party leaders. According to Singh, soon after the assembly results were out last Saturday, he'd called a meeting of the new ...

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