Panaji (IANS) Congress spokesperson Trajano D'Mello on Tuesday said that just because the Congress and the AAP are in talks for a seat-sharing arrangement in the national capital, there need not be a similar arrangement between the two parties in Goa.
Addressing a press conference at the party's state headquarters here, D'Mello said the Aam Aadmi Party's South Goa candidate, Elvis Gomes, who is also the party's convenor in Goa, would cut a very sorry figure once the votes are counted.
"If AAP had a tie up in Delhi, there need not be a tie up in Goa. I will give you an example of the Nationalist Congress Party. NCP has a tie-up with Congress in Maharashtra, but here they had put up a candidate (in Goa) against the Congress," D'Mello said.
Leaders of the Congress and the AAP are in talks over alliances in the national capital, Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab.
D'Mello said the AAP in Goa would cut a sorry figure in the South Goa Lok Sabha seat.
"South candidate of AAP will cut a very sorry figure because ultimately he is not a politician, he is a bureaucrat, he is doing paper work, paper calculations," D'Mello said.
Gomes of the AAP takes on the Congress party's Francisco Sardinha and Naendra Sawaikar of the BJP for the South Goa seat.