Congress in Goa is making trying to make a comeback in 2017 election as there is division of the ST votes in Sanguem.
Quepem MLA, Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar is trying his luck by fielding his wife, Savitri, for the 2017 polls. Kavlekar, himself, is contesting on the Congress ticket from the neighbouring Quepem constituency.
A poll watcher remarked “For the last nearly two decades, inertia had set in the Congress camp. It goes to Savitri’s credit that, despite being a new entrant in electoral politics, she has managed to instill a sense of enthusiasm and optimism in the young as well as veteran Congressmen of the area,”, indicating that the Kavlekar couple’s prowess could well unsettle Phal Dessai whose popularity has taken a considerable dip.
A political analyst said “What could also work in favour of Savitri is that the traditional Congress votes from the Catholic community, which had moved to the BJP in the last elections on account of the Modi wave, anti-Congress and anti-family raj sentiment, may return to the Congress”
The BJP camp in Sanguem has been hit by dissension since the last two years. Apparently unhappy with the style and functioning of Phal Dessai, many of his supporters have joined other political camps.
So let us see what these elections bring forth.