Goa Cong chief to quit following election debacle

Goa Pradesh Cong Committee chief Subhash Shirodkar announced his decision to step down owning responsibility for the party`s worst-ever performance.

Updated: Mar 15, 2012, 22:58 PM IST

Panaji: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee chief Subhash Shirodkar on Thursday announced his decision to step down owning responsibility for the party`s worst-ever performance in the state assembly polls.
Shirodkar, currently in Delhi with former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, said he would quit tomorrow.
"I have decided to resign owning the responsibility," he said, adding that he would submit the resignation to Congress high command. It is expected that he will tender the resignation to party president Sonia Gandhi tomorrow.

The March 3 Goa election saw ruling Congress being decimated and reduced to single digit in the Assembly; while BJP-MGP alliance won a landslide victory.

Congress could win only 9 seats in the 40-member house. Shirodkar himself lost
from Shiroda constituency.

Shirodkar and Kamat are in the national capital to hand over a preliminary report on the party`s performance. Many Congress leaders have attributed the debacle to "family raj" within Goa Congress.

PTI