Former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro quits Congress, likely to join Trinamool

He has been with the Congress for 40 years.

Veteran Congress leader from Goa, Luizinho Faleiro, today quit his party of 40 years shortly after praising Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. He is said to be preparing to join Mamata Banerjee’s party in a day or two. She said Banerjee is the only “streetfighter” who can give the BJP a tough fight.

“Mamata Banerjee has given a tough fight to Narendra Modi. The Mamata formula has won in Bengal,” Faleiro said. He said he would continue to be a “Congressman of the larger Congress family”, indicating that the Trinamool is a branch of the Congress offshoot that can best fight the BJP.

“Among all four Congresses, it is Mamata who has given a tough fight to Narendra Modi,” he said. Goa is due to vote next year, along with Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and some other states.