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TMC leader Luizinho Faleiro withdraws from Goa elections 2022 Goa Polls 2022
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TMC leader Luizinho Faleiro withdraws from Goa elections 2022

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Jan 2022, 01:42 pm

Panaji/IBNS: Fuelling the rumours of a dismal situation in the Goa unit of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the party's vice president Luizinho Faleiro withdrew himself from contesting the upcoming state elections.

Faleiro was fielded from Fatorda by the TMC, which is aiming to open its vote bank in the coastal state.

He will be replaced by Seoula Avilia Vas, an advocate by profession.

"I announce my withdrawal as Goa TMC candidate from Fatorda and hand over the baton to a young woman advocate. That has been the policy of the party - to empower the women," Faleiro said.

Earlier it was speculated that Faleiro, who quit Congress and joined the TMC last year, was set to dump the party which so far only governs West Bengal.

Trashing the speculation, he had tweeted, "Rumours of my resignation from @AITCofficial are false, mischievous & malicious.

"This is propaganda being spread by those rattled by the support & blessings that the people of Goa have showered on my party. Goa TMC is the only party that will fight for Goa & emerge victorious!"

Goa is set to go to polls on Feb 14 and the results will be declared on Mar 10.