Former Goa chief ministerÂ LuizinhoÂ Faleiro, who resigned from Congress, has joined theÂ TrinamoolÂ Congress (TMC) in Kolkata on Wednesday.Â
“Today, when I am joining TMC, my dream is to bring the Congress family together. My main mission behind joining TMC is to defeat BJP & its divisive policies, culture of hatred & vengeance. India is totally on economic meltdown,” Luizinho FaleiroÂ said.
Faleiro, who previously served two terms as a Chief Minister of Goa, submitted his resignation on Monday as an MLA to the Speaker of Goa Assembly ahead of state Assembly elections next year.
Luizinho FaleiroÂ is the second Congress leader outside West Bengal who will be joining theÂ TMC. He was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Election Coordination Committee for Goa Assembly polls and was All India Congress Committee (AICC) in charge of North-Eastern states.
Earlier, former Congress MP from Assam’sÂ SilcharÂ and ex-president of All IndiaÂ MahilaÂ Congress,Â SushmitaÂ DevÂ had joined theÂ TMCÂ in August this year. She has been assigned to look afterÂ TMC’sÂ affairs in Tripura.
A month laterÂ SushmitaÂ DevÂ was elected unopposed to theÂ RajyaÂ SabhaÂ from West Bengal.