The period of political turmoil in the Goa Congress is not over. Five Congress MLAs, who were out of touch a day earlier, joined the Goa Assembly proceedings on Monday. He claimed that nothing was wrong with the party. At the same time, the Congress has filed an application with the Speaker of the Goa Assembly seeking disqualification of its MLAs Michael Lobo and Digambar Kamat.
In fact, the Congress had alleged that Lobo and Kamat were conspiring with the BJP to create a rift in the Congress. “All the Congress MLAs are together,” Lobo said. We had gone to South Goa for the meeting on Sunday, so we did not attend. “I met Dinesh Gundu Rao on Saturday,” Kamat said. I told him that I was saddened by the humiliation I had to endure at the party.
The BJP’s move to split the legislature failed
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Amit Patkar said the BJP’s attempt to split the legislature had failed as it could not mobilize the required number of MLAs to repeal the provisions of the anti-defection law. On Sunday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had asked senior Congress leader Mukul Wasnik to leave for Goa in a hurry and resolve the crisis.