Goa NCP chief tenders resignation

NCP`s Goa Unit President Jose Philip D`Souza tendered his resignation from the post, hours before party`s fact-finding committee was supposed to submit their report to high command.

Panaji: NCP`s Goa Unit President Jose Philip
D`Souza on Sunday tendered his resignation from the post, hours
before party`s fact-finding committee was supposed to submit
their report to high command.

D`Souza said this afternoon that he has faxed his
resignation to high command in Delhi.

"I have not given any reasons," D`Souza, who was involved
in a public brawl with his party colleague Fransisco Micky
Pacheco, said.

"If Pacheco feels that he can take the party ahead, I am
happy for him," he said adding that he would recommend Pacheco
as next Goa unit chief.

The supporters of Pacheco and D`Souza had filed police
complaint against each other after both the leaders were
involved in a public fight on October 23.

This week, Party high command had commissioned its
General Secretary Prakash Bhingsale on a fact finding mission.
Bhingsale is supposed to hand over his report to the high
command on Monday.

D`Souza had claimed that Pacheco was distributing money
asking people to vote against his candidate in municipal poll,
Pacheco had denied the charges.

Party sources claimed that D`Souza was called by NCP
national leader Praful Patel and he held discussions with him
over Goa incident.

NCP is a coalition partner in the Congress-led state
government with two out of its three legislators inducted in
Digamber Kamat cabinet.

PTI

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