Panaji: A `cash for posts` scandal has
surfaced in the Nationalist Congress Party in Goa, with party
leader Jitendra Deshprabhu levelling allegations against
observer Bharti Chawan.
Following the allegations, several members of party`s
state executive committee today demanded his expulsion, NCP
Deshprabhu alleged that Chawan has been selling posts in
the organisation and accepting money for tickets for the
coming Assembly elections.
He made the allegations in an interview, telecast by a
local news channel yesterday.
"Deshprabhu should be expelled from the party for his
irresponsible statements against Chawan. He has made baseless
and false statement against her," said Suresh Parulekar,
senior vice president of Goa NCP.
He added that Deshprabhu, who was facing allegations
related to illegal mining, was trying to divert the attention
from that issue.
When contacted, Deshprabhu said he stood by the
The state executive, which held an emergency meeting here
today, decided that action should be taken against Deshprabhu.
State NCP chief, Surendra Sirsat, said he was going to
prepare a report on the opinions of the state executive
members, and send it to party president Sharad Pawar.