Goa Congress MLA, Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco of Curtorim assembly, resigned from the party as well as the state Assembly on Monday.
Aleixo Reginaldo’s resignation comes as a blow to the Congress as the party had included his name in the first list of candidates for the upcoming state polls.
On December 16, the Congress released its first list of eight candidates for the Goa polls, fielding former chief minister Digambar Kamat from the Margao constituency. The other candidates are Sankalp Amonkar from Marmugao, Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco from Curtorim, Yuri Alemao from Cuncolim assembly constituency and Altone D’Costa has been fielded from the Quepem seat.
With Aleixo Reginaldo’s resignation, the Congress has only two MLAs in the state Assembly — Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane.