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Panaji: Performance audits in
constituencies with sizeable minority pockets in Goa will be done on
a regular basis, newly-appointed state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
president Laxmikant Parsenkar said Wednesday.
Speaking to a
local television channel for the first time after being appointed
state president Sunday, Parsenkar said such audits would be able to
gauge the social reach of the local legislators and party workers.
"The audit will
also check the performance of all the BJP legislators who will be
judged on how much they have reached out to the people. We will also
know how well they have been interacting with minorities," he said.
Goa has a sizeable
26 percent Christian population and the BJP had to face the brunt of
the minority backlash in the Christian-dominated eight assembly
segments of Salcete taluka in South Goa. Six of the eight assembly
segments are known as the traditional strongholds of Congress.
"My own experience
speaks that booths dominated by Christian voters, where we couldn't
even open our account during elections a decade back, are now slowly
becoming BJP bastions," Parsenkar said, adding that repeated
attempts by the Congress to brand the BJP as a communal party were
beginning to fail.