Congress accuses BJP of misusing IB role in Goan politics
The Congress in Goa on Monday accused the Prime Minister’s office of misusing the Intelligence Bureau to pressurize ruling alliance partner MGP to continue with its alliance with the BJP and demanded President’s Rule in the state.
State Congress President Luizinho Faleiro called for the dissolution of the assembly and imposition of President’s Rule, saying he feared further misuse of government agencies to pressurize the opposition as well as disgruntled ruling alliance leaders ahead of the 2017 assembly polls in the state.
“The PMO is misusing the IB to pressurise the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party to continue its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa. Even the state MGP President has told the media that IB officials met him and told him to stick to the alliance following PMO instruction,” Faleiro said, quoting a report in a national daily on Monday.
“The Intelligence Bureau’s misuse, confirmed by MGP state President Deepak Dhavalikar, shows that both the state and the central governments are overtly using state and central agencies to harass politicians,” Faleiro expressed.