Tamankar quits Cong, calls Subhash inefficient, demands action against Mauvin

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 21 March 2013 09:03 IST

Sudip Tamankar has resigned from Congress, as a spokesperson, general secretary as well as the primary membership alleging that Goa PCC president Subhash Shirodkar is inefficient.

The spark to resign was party’s hesitancy to take action against Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godinho, who did not join his party colleagues yesterday in the Assembly to protest against chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

The opposition Congress had yesterday raised a pandemonium in the House over the issue of postponing elections of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of City Corporation of Panaji, purportedly at the behest of Panaji MLA and chief minister Parrikar.

When contacted, Shirodkar however said he is not aware of the resignation and is presently out of station.

Tamankar however claims Shirodkar personally spoke to him today morning over phone after he  sent the resignation letter by registered AD.

He also said the party office refused to accept hand delivery of his resignation letter, as per Shiordkar’s instructions.

“I am not aware of it. Let us see when I come back to Goa”, Shirodkar told goanews.com over phone, pretending ignorance.

Tamankar however sounded furious, when contacted, since Shirodkar is refusing to take action against Godinho for not joining the party brigade in the House, but taking open side with the BJP government.

“The president tells me that he is prepared to forward recommendation to act against Godinho if CLP leader Pratapsing Rane proposes action”, says Tamankar.

According to Tamankar, however, the president should have moved into action immediately since party vice president Rahul Gandhi has given clear instructions to immediately act against such anti-party activities.

Tamankar also appeared disgusted over party president’s inefficiency in taking up any public issue, may it be the computer teachers’ issue who are demonstrating in Panaji or grievances of people when they go to meet the people in the villages.

“He has no guts to take up peoples’ issues and hardly anybody in the Congress is interested in working for the welfare of the people”, said Tamankar.

Though the GPCC meets every Monday, he asks why only he has to take the entire burden from among 75 members of the state level committee.

Tamankar also complained that he is being overburdened with filing RTIs, analyzing it, taking public stance on it in press conferences and running all around for the issues at the cost of his bus business.

“I don’t live on politics. My bus business has started suffering due to this”, said Tamankar in a frustrated tone. 

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