Digvijay for Goa, Luizinho promoted GS for N-E

PTI, NEW DELHI | 16 June 2013 23:10 IST

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh, one of the Congress heavyweights, has been appointed as in-charge of Goa desk, in a major organisational revamp today for 2014 Lok Sabha poll.

Similarly, former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, has been elevated as the general secretary at national level with major responsibility of almost seven North Eastern states - Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

Faleiro, along with Mohan Prakash and Shakeel Ahmed, were earlier Permanent Invitees to Congress Working Committee (CWC) and have been elevated to the general secretary’s post. 

Singh is also being given responsibility of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, along with Goa.

In his place, Madhusudan Mistri, supposedly very close to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, has been entrusted with a major responsibility of Uttar Pradesh.

In a major party revamp as a Rahul Gandhi team, Congress today brought in former Union Ministers Ajay Maken and C P Joshi along with Ambika Soni and Gurudas Kamat as General Secretaries and dropped Ghulam Nabi Azad and Oscar Fernandes. 

Making large scale changes in the organisation, Congress President Sonia Gandhi retained Ahmed Patel as her Political Secretary but significantly made Ambika Soni as General Secretary in-charge of the Congress President's Office (CPO).


Soni was the Political Secretary before Patel replaced her nearly a decade ago. Soni had also held the charge of CPO earlier. 

Other General Secretaries who were dropped included Vilas Muttamwar and Birender Singh. Among the in-charges of various states who failed to get renomination were Jagmeet Singh Brar, Jagdish Tytler and Gulchain Singh Charak. 

With Lok Sabha polls less than a year away, Maken has been entrusted with the newly-created Communication, Publicity and Publication wing which will now include the media department of the party. The media department was being handled for the last six years by Janardan Dwivedi. 

Priya Dutt will be assisting Maken as Secretary with the party appointing as many as 42 secretaries. Maken and Joshi had resigned as Union Ministers last night. 

A senior leader remarked that the changes in the organisation showed that this a new generation takeover as the average age of the apex policy making body of the party, the CWC, is now 52 while it was much more earlier. 

Rahul, who took over as party Vice President in January this year, has kept to himself the charge of front organisations with Prabha Kishor Taviad and Suraj Hegde set to help him as Secretaries.

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Thanks Rajan Kamat.

Had the 4 most wicked & despicable of human beings, The Alemao`s, been elected to the Goa Legislature, Goa would have been in a perpetual state of Dis-order & chaos.

The Legislature would have been held to ransom.

Walkouts would have been frequent & common place.

There would have also been a lot of blood-letting and even perhaps Civil war,and Goa would have to have come under the rule/Administration. of the Governor.

As for the Ranes, it is a case of ..."like father like son".

Both are well established crooks. However I would Viswajit Rane has superceded & overtaken his father in corrupt activities.

God & St Francis Xavier seems to have delivered us from their evil.

- N.Fernandes, London | 18 th June 2013 20:19


Excellent observation Mr. Fernandes. Congress in Goa is in shambles and selfish corrupt leaders of this party are most shameless creatures.

Goa is already sold out and the pioneer of this loot was lord of Sattari whose ancestors like Kushtoba had set the precedent of looting during the Portuguese rule.

Rane has been the first scamster who along with Sunivas builders got the ball rolling in the 1980s. Bambolim plateau was overnight chosen for University complex which according to visionary D B Bandodkar was to come up at Kundaim.

It was rumored that Sunivas builders built a free bungalow for Ranes in Dona Paula.

Rane showed the way to others and other Congress pests completely finished Goa. Congress leaders in Goa only believe in the ideology of Greed and lust.

They do not deserve to come to the power ever.

But unfortunately communal forces with their own hidden agenda of divide and loot have occupied the political centre stage, which is equally dangerous. SO in short, Goa and Goenkars are doomed. Alas, what a pity to see our motherland being shredded by a pack of Congress Hyenas on one side and Communal wild dogs of Sangh Parivaar on the other.

- rajan kamat, Mapusa | 18 th June 2013 12:51


With the appointment of just one, single, Goa-Desk In-charge, Churchill Alemao will no longer need to fly to New Delhi, with 2 suitcases laden with cash, to obtain Congress election Tickets for his family.

Furthermore, starred South Goa Hotels/resorts can no longer be blackmailed by Churchill, in reserving the most luxurious of Hotel Suites, for the new Goa Desk-in charge.

However The new Goa desk In Charge Digvijay Singh can look forward to spending his time at the 5 Starred "Theives Den" located in Novangully, Varca.

There are several books at this Theives Den,for Mr Singh to spend his leisure time. Sadly all the books available are called "The Holy Bible". The front of these books are heavily soiled, due to frequent "Kissing".

The kissing of these books takes place as soon as a 20% Commission has been negotiated and then again after it has been paid.

- N.Fernandes, London | 17 th June 2013 16:12


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