Panaji: In a scathing attack, Congress on Monday alleged that ruling BJP in Goa is "funding" the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to divide votes in forthcoming Assembly polls.
"AAP is financed by BJP in Goa. They are funded to the extent that they divide votes. They cannot be taken seriously," Congress Goa spokesperson Trajano D'Mello told reporters in Panaji.
He was referring to the statement made by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar in which he purportedly said AAP will help BJP as they are "good in creating sensational news".
"The illicit relationship between BJP and AAP has been exposed after the statement made by the chief minister. Their relationship has been made public," D'Mello said.
AAP has already announced its intention to contest all 40 seats in the polls, due early next year.
AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently said his party will spoil the prospects of Congress and BJP in the coastal state and will win a minimum of 35 seats out of total 40.
Responding to a query, D'Mello ruled out any alliance with independents during the elections.
"There are other players who claim to be opponents on the floor of the House but has unwritten understanding with the BJP. Congress will never hand hold of such legislators and parties during election," he added.