3 Goa Congress MLAs Skip Party Meet, Some In Touch With BJP, Say Sources

Three Goa Congress MLAs Skip Party Meet; Some in Touch with BJP Sources

Goa’s Congress tried to stop talk about a brewing rebellion on Sunday. A party meeting had a lower attendance than expected amid talk that some leaders might have been in touch with the ruling BJP a few days before an assembly session.

The Congress denies any rift in the party. Goa unit chief Amit Pakar claimed that such rumours were spread by the ruling BJP prior to the two-week budget session of the assembly. PTI news agency reported.

“Seven MLAs were present (at the meeting). High command did not call me, I was only there for a courtesy meet. Rumours circulating about MLAs moving to BJP are widespread. Let’s find out what we can do. Aleixo Sequeira, Congress MLA, stated that she can vouch on behalf of herself and cannot speak for others.” News agency ANI reported Aleixo Sequeira as Congress MLAs.

Sources say that Digambar kamat, who was the chief ministerial nominee of the party at the election earlier in the year, missed Saturday’s MLA meeting.

Kamat was a former Chief minister and is reported to be unhappy that Michael Lobo, the Opposition Leader, has been promoted – something the party denies.