Panaji: In what seems to be a clear rift within the party after formation of government under leadership of Pramod Sawant, MGP’s Central Committee has expelled its former MLA and current General Secretary Lavu Mamlatdar for six years.
MGP President Deepak Dhavalikar said that the committee has accused Mamalatdar of ‘anti party activities’ and ‘indiscipline’.
The anger against the former MLA stems from his action of writing letter to Speaker of Legislative Assembly on Friday in which he had informed the Legislature Department that any communication from the party should not be entertained “unless it is signed by GS.”
Dhavalikar said that the expulsion of Mamlatdar would be vetted in the General Body meeting of the party scheduled on March 30.
He said that the party leaders tried to persuade Mamlatdar to withdraw letter, which he had written to the Speaker, but he refused to do so.
The party also decided that the letter should be amended saying that no communication should be written to anyone unless there is approval of President and knowledge of Central Committee.
After two hour long discussion, the Central Committee unanimously decided to expel Mamlatdar.