Goa Floor Test: Rebel Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane has resigned immediately after Manohar Parrikar proved his majority in the state assembly.
Rebel Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane has resigned immediately after Manohar Parrikar proved his majority in the state assembly. Rane who had questioned the leadership in Congress said the party has broken the trust of people of Goa and is responsible for destroying the mandate given by them. “Congress have betrayed the trust of people of Goa and I resign from the party. The party is solely responsible for destroying the mandate given by the people of Goa,” said Rane while speaking to Times Now after the assembly session.
Earlier, Rane walked out of the assembly session too after taking the oath ceremony, in a way helping Manohar Parrikar to get the trust vote. He said it was his way of protesting against the leadership of the Congress party. “Reason for abstaining is to show my protest against the leadership of the Congress party,” added Rane.
Watch Vishwajit Rane’s comments here:
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He was in the news a couple of days back when he criticised Congress’ top leaders for failing to form the government in Goa despite finishing as the single largest party in the state and winning 17 seats. He said Congress could not form the government because of the ‘slow decision-making process’ within the party. Accepting the party’s flaws he said there were ‘lapses and there was a failure on part of Congress leadership’. There were 40 seats in Goa out of which Congress was able to secure 17 whereas BJP was able to secure only 13. However, it is the Bhartiya Janata Party which staked claim to form the government in Goa after garnering support from ‘other’ parties and Independents.