Panaji: Nationalist Congress Party’s Goa unit has decided to move legally against their MLA Churchill Alemao, who has merged party’s legislature wing with Trinamool Congress Party.
NCP Goa President Jose Philip D’Souza on Monday said that the party can’t be merged by Alemao as it is a national entity with the full fledged organization representing it in the state.
Alemao on Monday had given a letter to Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Rajesh Patnekar informing him that he has merged NCP’s legislature wing in Trinamool Congress Party.
Later in the evening, Alemao joined the TMC in presence of party chief Mamata Banerjee, who is on a two day long visit to the poll bound state.
D’Souza said that Churchill Alemao has not communicated to the party in any form and has taken the decision on his own, which is blatantly illegal.
“We are surprised how Churchill can be so much naïve about the law. He is ex-chief minister of the state and knows the law very well,” he said.
D’Souza said that no one can take NCP for granted as the party has its own decorum.
“Ours is a national party. I am president of nationalist congress party’s Goa unit, no one can merge the party,” he said.
Alemao was the lone MLA of NCP in 40 seat Goa legislative Assembly. He joined TMC on Monday claiming that he believes that only Mamata Banerjee can fight back BJP in the country.