Prime News, National (New Delhi), Sept 28:- Congress veteran from Goa, Luizinho Faleiro, on Monday said he was quitting as MLA and primary member of the party and slammed the state Congress unit which he described as “a cruel parody of what the Congress stands for”.
Faleiro, however, didn’t divulge his plans amid speculations that he might join the Trinamool Congress even as he hailed the leadership of TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Addressing his resignation letter to All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi, Faleiro, who represented Navelim seat, has alleged that the Goa unit of the party is led by a “coterie” of leaders whose priority is personal gains.
Luizinho Faleiro in his resignation letter wrote, “I see absolutely no hope or even the will to prevent the collapse of the party and change for the better”.
“(The Goa Congress unit is) led by a coterie of leaders who prioritize personal gains over the responsibility we owe to our people. We have utterly failed to even be an effective opposition,” he added.
The two-page resignation letter also mentions that “the Congress party in Goa is not the same party for which we had sacrificed and fought.”
“It is functioning contrary to every ideal and principle of its founding fathers upheld by Indiraji, Rajivji and you (Sonia Gandhi),” it said.
“Rahul Gandhiji too has been uncompromising in his fight against the forces that seek to destroy the fabric of our nation. However, the Goa unit of the party has become a cruel parody of what the Congress stands for,” he added.
Faleiro, who tendered his resignation as an MLA to Goa Assembly speaker, said, “till now, none is being held accountable for the loss of our 13 MLAs while sidelining of true Congress workers continues.” (MR, Inputs: Agencies).