Cong asks MLAs not to wash dirty linen in public

PTI, PANAJI | 16 January 2010 01:54 IST

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee today resolved that its legislators should not vent out their anger in public against the party leadership.

The GPCC meeting which was held at the backdrop of a rebellion by five of the legislator demanding leadership change was also attended by contentious Goa chief minister Digamber Kamat.

None from the legislature wing except home minister Ravi Naik, who is former GPCC chief, were present for the meeting, which discussed the burning issue concerning the party.

"It was resolved that the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) should abide by the party discipline. The often instability in the government hampers the implementation of government scheme thereafter affecting the progress of the state," GPCC chief Subhash Shirodkar told reporters after the meeting.

He said that GPCC members expressed its strong displeasure over the legislators going to the press and making statements against the party leadership.

Goa Congress leaders who took a dig at rebellious legislators, however, shielded the chief minister and refused to ask explanation from him over the frequent revolt against his leadership.

"The chief minister will not be questioned. He has already briefed high command over the issue," Shirodkar said responding to a question.

"I have also spoken to him and discussed at length about the incidents," he added.

Goa chief minister Kamat said that views expressed by the legislators are their individual views. "No one has formally conveyed anything to me... I have spoken to many congress legislators and they are happy with the functioning of government," he said.

Meanwhile, two rebellious congress legislators, Churchill Alemao and Pandurang Madkaikar are currently camping in Delhi.

Sources disclosed that they were summoned by the high command to discuss ongoing crisis.

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