Goa bypolls: Congress alleges that BJP indulged in 'corrupt practices' by offering jobs to voters

Panaji: Having lost two seats that went to polls in Goa, the Congress Monday alleged that the ruling BJP "indulged in corrupt practises."

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

"The elections are a moral defeat for BJP as their candidates indulged in corrupt practise as official position was used by the two candidates to offer jobs to the voters, although BJP might have obtained electoral victory," alleged Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Shantaram Naik.

The ruling BJP Monday won the by-elections to two assembly seats in Goa, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar emerging victorious from Panaji and health minister Vishwajit Rane from Valpoi.

Naik admitted that his party did not have a base in both these constituencies.

"Congress will strengthen its base in the two constituencies in coming days," added Naik.

Naik further alleged that the "BJP candidates in the two constituencies were holding ministerial posts without being MLAs and they went on showering false promises of jobs misusing their positions."

Rejecting the allegations, Goa BJP general secretary Sadanand Tanawade told PTI that the Congress' reaction shows their frustration on losing both the seats.

Updated Date: Aug 28, 2017 16:22 PM

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