The Aam Aadmi Party is not the “B team” of the ruling BJP in Goa and those making such claims should furnish proof, AAP state unit chief Elvis Gomes said on Friday. Also Read - West Bengal Election 2021: BJP Likely to Release First List of Candidates With 60 Names Soon
The AAP is contesting the two Lok Sabha seats and two out of the three Assembly by-polls (Mapusa and Shiroda) in the state and has been the subject of insinuations from the Congress that it was behaving like the “B team” of BJP. Also Read - West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Suvendu to Get Ticket From Nandigram? BJP to Finalise List of 60 Names Today
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“We are ready to withdraw our candidates if our rivals could provide the slightest proof to show we are B team of the BJP,” Gomes said.
The AAP has fielded Gomes from South Goa and Pradeep Padgaonkar from North Goa Lok Sabha seats.
Its candidates for the Mapusa and Shiroda by-polls are Shekhar Naik and Yogesh Khandeparkar respectively.