Former footballer Alvito D’Cunha was Monday inducted into the Congress’s Goa unit forward of the Meeting polls subsequent 12 months. D’Cunha, who performed for home soccer giants East Bengal, joined the occasion in Panaji within the presence of senior state leaders.
Bureaucrat-turned-politician Elvis Gomes, who additionally lately joined the Congress, launched D’Cunha as a ‘Made is Goa’ footballer who shot to fame in Kolkata.
The previous winger was welcomed with a Congress jersey bearing the quantity 9. “You at the moment are the official participant of the Indian Nationwide Congress,” Gomes instructed D’cunha on the induction ceremony within the Congress Home in Panaji.
D’Cunha stated that he had joined the occasion to be its “sports activities icon” and would help any candidates the occasion chooses to contest the Meeting polls.
If provided him a ticket to contest, he stated he would “give it some thought”.
“I can’t be egocentric. I can not say that I’ve joined the occasion so now I must be given a ticket additionally. I’ll help whichever candidate the occasion chooses,” he stated.
D’Cunha stated that he was a fan of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and had campaigned for her in West Bengal forward of the Meeting polls earlier this 12 months. He stated he had seen a number of sportspersons and movie personalities becoming a member of the TMC and doing properly.
D’Cunha, a preferred footballer in Kolkata, stated the TMC had approached him — and so had the Bengal BJP.
“I don’t have voting rights in Kolkata, I might have modified it however my delivery place is Goa. My life is in Goa. Goa has given me all the things,” D’Cunha stated.
He stated he hoped to have the ability to work within the curiosity of sportspersons and contain them to work with their native MLAs to enhance the scenario in Goa for footballers and different sportspersons. He stated the BJP authorities had known as soccer the state’s primary sport however had achieved little to put it up for sale.