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Amit Shah coming to Goa for MLA shopping: Congress

IANS  |  Panaji 

The on Friday accused BJP national Shah of "MLA shopping", two days ahead of his one-day visit to the coastal state.

State also told reporters at the party state headquarters that the opposition party's leaders would stage a protest when Shah visits the state on Sunday.

"No MLA is left in our party who is up for sale. From what Vishwajit (Vishwajit Rane) has said, it appears that Shah is coming to for MLA shopping.

"I think Shah is not a leader. Vishwajit has referred to him as a dealer, who is coming to for dealings," Chodankar told reporters, hours after BJP's Rane said "at least two MLAs" were likely to meet Shah to speak about the possibility of switching over from the opposition party to the ruling dispensation.

Rane had switched over from the Congress to the BJP on the day of the trust vote, which was eventually won by the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government in in March last year.

On Sunday, Shah is expected to hold a meeting each with ruling coalition partners and members of BJP's legislative wing respectively, before addressing a gathering of BJP's booth workers at an indoor stadium near the state capital.

Chodankar said the Congress on Sunday would also demand appointment of a full-time in the absence of the ailing Manohar Parrikar, who is currently in a undergoing



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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 21:50 IST