Churchill Alemao

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Churchill Braz Alemao
Personal details
Born Carmona, Goa
Political party All India Trinamool Congress
Spouse(s) Smt. Fatima Fernandes Alemao
Children 1 son and 5 daughters
Residence Novangully
Religion Roman Catholic
As of 25 February, 2006

Churchill Braz Alemao is a former MP of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Navelim constituency in the Legislative Assembly of Goa but lost to Avertano Furtado in the 2012 elections.

In the 1980s Churchill was allegedly involved in smuggling gold; in 1992 his brother Alvernaz Alemao was caught with a cargo of gold and was killed after a struggle with Costao Fernandes, a customs officer. The Alemao family's hold in the region was so powerful that when the customs officer went to the Colva Police Station to seek protection, they refused to do so.[citation needed]

Churchill was Chief Minister of Goa for a brief period in the early 1990s, and later became an MP representing the South Goa (Lok Sabha constituency) from 1996 to 1998.[1]

March 2012 elections[edit]

In the March 2012 elections to the Legislative Assembly of Goa, he lost to independent candidate Avertano Furtado by a margin of over 2000 votes.[2] His brother Joaqium Alemao,who was then Minister in the Government of Goa, also lost as he could not retain his Cuncolim constituency.[3] Churchill Alemao's daughter Valanka and Joaquim's son Yuri also lost the 2012 elections.[4] All four candidates from the Alemao family suffered defeat.[5][6] Churchill Alemao later blamed the then Chief Minister of Goa, Digambar Kamat and the Electronic Voting Machines for his defeat.[7]

Football[edit]

The football team Churchill Brothers is owned by his family.[8]

Entry into the All India Trinamool Congress[edit]

In 2014, after his daughter Valanka Alemao was denied candidature by the Indian National Congress party in the elections to the 16th Lok Sabha from the South Goa, he resigned from the Indian National Congress and announced that he would contest the polls as an independent canddiate.[9][10]

Two days later, he joined the All India Trinamool Congress party and was formally inducted in the party was Madan Mitra, a Minister of State in the Government of West Bengal. He contested the elections to the 16th Lok Sabha from the South Goa (Lok Sabha constituency) as a candidate of the All India Trinamool Congress and was defeated by Narendra Keshav Sawaikar of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Churchill polled 11,941[11] votes in these elections.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Goa (Lok Sabha constituency)
  2. ^ http://www.samachar.com/Live-Goa-ExCM-Churchill-Alemao-family-lose-mdgoMTfafig.html
  3. ^ http://www.samachar.com/Live-Goa-ExCM-Churchill-Alemao-family-lose-mdgoMTfafig.html
  4. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/goa-minister-churchill-alemao-blames-cm-for-his-defeat-112030800121_1.html
  5. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/article/assembly-polls/bjp-sweeps-goa-parrikar-front-runner-to-become-chief-minister-183334
  6. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/goa-minister-churchill-alemao-blames-cm-for-his-defeat-112030800121_1.html
  7. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/goa-minister-churchill-alemao-blames-cm-for-his-defeat-112030800121_1.html
  8. ^ http://www.churchillbrothersgoa.com/management/
  9. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/senior-goa-congress-leader-churchill-alemao-resigns/article5818726.ece
  10. ^ http://www.goanews.com/news_disp.php?newsid=4932
  11. ^ http://www.navhindtimes.in/goa-news/sawaikar-overcomes-all-odds-bag-s-goa-ls-seat
  12. ^ http://heraldgoa.in/News/Main%20Page%20News/Churchill-Alemao-to-join-Trinamool/86927.html
  13. ^ http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-25/news/48558991_1_tmc-leader-south-goa-daughter-valanka