Goa Congress leaders resign on the day of Priyanka Gandhi’s visit

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Panaji: The Goa Congress saw a spate of resignations and confusion prevailed over its alliance with like-minded parties for the upcoming polls in the coastal state as the opposition party was getting ready for a series of meetings by general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today.

A group of Congress leaders from the Goa’s Porvorim assembly constituency resigned this morning. The group, supported by Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte, claimed the Congress was not serious about contesting the assembly polls likely to be held in early 2022.

“The Congress party does not seem to be interested in contesting the upcoming Goa elections seriously. It is a non-starter due to the attitude of some of its leaders,” Gupesh Naik, a former zilla panchayat member, who led the group from Porvorim, told reporters.
In yet another setback for the Congress, its senior leader from South Goa Moreno Rebelo too resigned.

The resignation letter by Mr Rebelo claims he was upset after the party announced the “candidature” to sitting MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco from the Curtorim constituency “despite he working against the party”. Mr Rebelo is from Curtorim.

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