Congress in Goa yet to decide it’s leader of legislative party


Panaji: The Congress party in Goa is yet to decide it’s leader of the legislative party even three days after the election results were announced.




Sources stated that the Congress party, which had kept its flock together before the counting, has not held its single meeting after it failed to gain majority during the election.




“We are yet to get any invitation for the meeting after the counting,” one of the Congress candidate said, refusing to get quoted.




Calangute MLA-elect Michael Lobo said that the decision on leader of legislative party chief would be taken at the right time. “Congress will have to inform to the Assembly about their leader when the session is called for confidence vote for the chief minister,’ he said.




The leader of Congress Legislative party will be leader of opposition in Goa Assembly as it is the second largest unit with eleven MLAs.




While Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar was not available for his comments, another senior party leader said that the elected members are divided between Digambar Kamat and Michael Lobo as their leader.




Former chief minister Kamat has been elected from Margao assembly segment while Lobo is elected from Calangute assembly constituency. Lobo is a former BJP minister, who shifted to Congress in January 2022 little before the elections.




Lobo refused that he has been lobbying for the post of Leader of Opposition. “I am not lobbying for any post. If High Command gives me the responsibility, then I am ready to accept it,” he said.




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