Panaji: AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday made an indirect overture to a leader of a breakaway RSS faction in Goa while appealing to "good leaders" from other political parties to join the Aam Aadmi Party.
Sisodia, who is on a two-day visit to the poll bound coastal state, also said that there was a positive atmosphere for the AAP in Goa, where he said the ruling BJP leaders were being referred to as "Ali Baba and 40 thieves".
"There are many good people in many political parties. They need to come forward and AAP volunteers will welcome them," he said.
He was asked if the AAP in Goa would support RSS rebel leader Subhash Velingkar, who has been openly critical about the state BJP leadership and governance in the state.
Sisodia also said that the AAP was emerging as a collective challenge for the Congress and BJP.
"The BJP and Congress have no chance of winning. I think Congress supporters have withdrawn in the belief that their party has no chance in Goa.
"The BJP will continue to make efforts because it is in power," Sisodia said.
"I was passing some place and there were posters of BJP leaders. People started telling me, 'Don't look at them. They are Ali Baba and 40 thieves.' There is going to be a landslide shift in Goa," Sisodia said.
First Published On : Sep 7, 2016 19:14 IST