Congress stated that a “Conspiracy” become hatched by using a number of its leaders along with the BJP to weaken it in Goa and engineer defections.
After an entire day of refuting reports of some of its MLAs crossing over to the ruling BJP in Goa, Congress has sacked Michael Lobo as the Leader of Opposition. The grand vintage party in a press conference said that a “conspiracy” became hatched by some of its leaders in conjunction with the BJP to weaken it and engineer defections.
“A conspiracy changed into hatched by means of a number of our very own leaders with the BJP to see that the Congress birthday party in Goa is weakened and to engineer defections. This conspiracy become led by way of 2 of our own leaders LoP Michael Lobo and Digambar Kamat,” Congress Goa in-rate Dinesh Gundu Rao said.
“Both these humans were working in overall coordination with BJP. One person – Digambar Kamat – did it to shield his personal pores and skin because so many cases are against him and the alternative character – Michael Lobo – for the sake of electricity and position. BJP desires to end the Opposition,” he introduced.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has requested senior celebration chief Mukul Wasnik to rush to Goa to “oversee cutting-edge political tendencies” within the kingdom.
Hon’ble Congress President has asked Shri @MukulWasnik, MP to rush to Goa to oversee state-of-the-art political traits in the nation.
— K C Venugopal (@kcvenugopalmp) July 10, 2022
In a late night tweet, KC Venugopal, AICC general secretary, employer, said, “Congress President has requested Shri @MukulWasnik, MP to rush to Goa to supervise state-of-the-art political tendencies inside the country.”
Sources say 5 Congress MLAs — Michael Lobo, Delilah Lobo, Digambar Kamat, Kedar Naik, and Rajesh Faldessai — are reportedly on the Chief Minister’s house.
According to resources, Digambar Kamat – the party’s Chief Ministerial nominee inside the elections held earlier this yr – had skipped a meeting of MLAs on Saturday.
Eight MLAs need to leave Congress so that anti-defection law does not come into play.
A birthday party meeting these days saw less-than-full attendance amid reviews of a few leaders being in touch with the ruling BJP a day earlier than an meeting session.
The Congress had in advance denied any rift inside the birthday celebration, with Goa unit chief Amit Patkar pronouncing such rumours had been being spread with the aid of the ruling BJP beforehand of the 2-week Budget Session of the meeting, news enterprise PTI said.
Goa’s 40-member assembly has 25 legislators from the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and 11 from the opposition Congress.
The Congress had last visible a split in 2019 when most of its MLAs switched to the BJP, leaving the birthday party with only four former Chief Ministers in its ranks.
During the Goa elections in advance this yr, the party made all its MLAs take a loyalty pledge no longer to interchange aspects.