Panaji: The Congress party would retain Subhash Shirodkar as the head the party organisation in Goa and not change the leadership for the time being, a senior leader said here on Tuesday.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary A Chellakumar told PTI here today that asking Shirodkar to step down from the post, to replace him with another leader, is unlikely at present.
"As long as he is ready to work, he will continue as Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) chief," he said referring to Shirodkar, who had tendered his resignation to the Congress High Command after the party`s humiliating defeat in the Goa state legislative assembly elections in 2012.
"Whether to change the leadership in Goa or not depends on the High Command. Those issues will not be discussed with the media," Chellakumar said.
Some Congress leaders including former Goa chief minister Ravi Naik have been eyeing the GPCC chief`s post, but Naik is embroiled in a controversy after his son Roy was named by two foreigners for allegedly having links with narcotics peddlers.