Ahead of the assembly polls in Goa in 2022, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and Congress senior leader P Chidambaram engaged in a war of words on which party is the real opposition against BJP in the poll-bound state.
The fight started when the Congress leader said that the real fight in the state is between BJP and Congress. He added that the Kejriwal-led AAP and Mamta Banerjee-led TMC will have to divide amongst the remaining votes.
My assessment that the AAP (and the TMC) will only fracture the non-BJP vote in Goa has been confirmed by Mr Arvind Kejriwal
The contest in Goa is between Congress and BJP
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 17, 2022
Kejriwal swiftly snapped back, and said, “Sir, stop crying. Congress is hope for BJP, not Goans. 15 of ur 17 MLAs switched to BJP.”
सर, रोना बंद कीजिए- “हाय रे, मर गए रे, हमारे वोट काट दिए रे”
Goans will vote where they see hope
Cong is hope for BJP, not Goans.15 of ur 17 MLAs switched to BJP
Cong guarantee- every vote to Cong will be safely delivered to BJP. To vote BJP, route thro Cong for safe delivery https://t.co/tJ0cswgi74
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 17, 2022
Assembly polls for all 40 seats in Goa will be held on February 14.