Pawar convenes meet in Mumbai to end row over new Goa chief

PTI, PANAJI | 13 May 2015 21:01 IST

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has called for a meeting of party office-bearers from Goa in Mumbai on May 16 to discuss the crisis in Goa erupted due to appointment of new state unit chief.

Almost 19 functionaries has resigned in protest against appointment of Suhas Volvoikar as new state unit president.

The NCP high command had asked the office-bearers to keep on hold their resignations even as the appointment of Volvoikar was also kept in abeyance.

"The meeting has been called on May 16 at 5 pm. Sharad Pawarji will be there with party's general secretary Praful Patel and Goa desk-incharge Bhaskar Jadhav," NCP Goa chief spokesperson Trajano D'Mello said.

D'Mello was among the 19 office-bearers who tendered their resignations.

According to sources, the rebel group is lobbying for appointment of former minister Jose Philip D'Souza as the state unit president.

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