Luizinho Faleiro, the national vice-president of the Trinamool Congress, announced his withdrawal from the Fatorda assembly constituency in Goa on Friday. Faleiro, the former Goa chief minister who just moved over from the Congress, said he had opted to take over to a young female professional in line with the party’s philosophy of empowering women, only days before the assembly elections.
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“I resign as a Goa TMC candidate from Fatorda and hand over the baton to a young professional woman.” “The party’s policy has always been to empower women,” Faleiro said at a press conference in Panaji.
Faleiro joined the TMC in September and was elected to the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal, where Mamata Banerjee’s party enjoyed a landslide victory. Faleiro’s nominee was announced from the Fatorda assembly seat, a coveted asset for the TMC in Goa.
The Rajya Sabha member said he made the decision after discussing with our party’s national chairperson, and that he intends to campaign for all TMC candidates across Goa so that they can do well in the next elections.
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He found Seoula Vas more capable to represent the Fatorda constituency and withdraw from the party.