Panaji: NCP on Tuesday appointed MLA and Minister
Joseph Philip D`Souza as President of its Goa unit.
"NCP President Sharad Pawar, in consultation with Praful
Patel, in-charge of Goa, has appointed Joseph Philip D`Souza
as President of Goa NCP with immediate effect," according to a
statement received by the state unit of the party from New
D`Souza is Revenue Minister in the Congress-led Digamber
He replaces former Minister Carmo Pegado, who was
officiating as State NCP chief after Wilfred D`Souza resigned
from the post in June 2009.
Goa NCP faced a major rebellion last year when a majority
of its Executive Committee members resigned demanding that the
party be merged with Congress.
Pawar formed NCP in 1998 after quitting Congress over
Sonia Gandhi`s foreign origin issue.