Former Goa chief minister and BJP leader Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday demanded the resignation of state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar "in the interest of the party" and called him inefficient and indecisive.
Speaking to the media, Parsekar said that Vinay Tendulkar "is inefficient and cannot take decisions on his own and therefore he should resign". He added that the party high command should act on the matter.
"Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar is inefficient and cannot take decisions on his own and therefore he should resign. The party high command should act on this," said Parsekar.
"I am not saying this because of any personal grievance. But in the interests of the party, Vinay Tendulkar has to resign. He is acting like a puppet and has no decision-making power. The entire party set up under him has to change," Parsekar told the media before attending a party meeting at the residence of former Deputy Chief Minister Francis D`Souza late on Thursday.
D`Souza, the minority face of the Goa BJP for almost two decades, has also been slamming the state party leadership, including Parrikar, ever since he was dropped as cabinet minister in October, on account of his ill-health, according to Tendulkar.
While Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar`s prolonged illness has already landed the BJP in Goa in a protracted crisis, the decision by the saffron party to induct Congress MLAs into the party fold has triggered further controversy and fissures in the party.