Panaji: BJP on Monday claimed the party as World's largest party, but the Congress in Goa has questioned BJP's world record membership drive, citing the recently concluded local Zilla Panchayat election, where the BJP netted far less votes than its four lakh registered members.

Congress secretary Durgadas Kamat  issued a statement in panaji which read: 'There was a big gulf between the four lakh voters registered by the BJP in January IN 2015 and the total number of votes polled by the party in the March Zilla Panchayat (ZP) polls.The ZP elections in Goa have exposed the BJP fraud numbers game nationally. The BJP in Goa managed to bag just 1,50,674, while in January this year, the party claimed to have registered four lakh members. Does this mean that more than two lakh BJP members did not vote for their own party they have just signed up for? The membership fraud in Goa, is just a small sample of the countrywide membership fraud committed by the BJP's national leadership by inflating their membership numbers.'

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was quick enough to react to this and admitted that the party had won lesser votes, but also defended the four lakh state membership count.
According to the BJP Goa CM, "The Zilla Panchayat elections did not cover municipal areas. That means those members did not vote," .

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