Congress State Executive resolves to challenge HC order on disqualification plea


Panaji: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee in its State Executive meeting on Monday resolved to challenge the recent High Court order dismissing the petition by the party in connection with the Disqualification of ten MLAs.

The High Court, last week, had dismissed the petition filed by GPCC President Girish Chodankar challenging Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly’s order ruling out disqualification of ten MLAs, who had switched over to BJP in the year 2019.

Addressing a press conference, Chodankar along with Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat told reporters that the State Executive Committee of the party has resolved to challenge the High Court order.

Party’s Pradesh Returning Officer Mohan Joshi was also present for the press briefing.

Chodankar also said that the State Executive committee meeting also resolved that the State Election Commission should extend the date of giving objections, suggestions for delimitation of the Panchayat wards ahead of the scheduled elections for the local bodies.

The Congress leader said that BJP has manipulated the delimitation process to favour their candidates in various wards. “There is political interference in the delimitation process and injustice has been done on many non-BJP aspirants,” he said.

Chodankar said that the State Election Commission has extended the date of giving suggestions to March 04, which is not enogh.


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