Setback for Congress as Savio Rodrigues from Goa quits party

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues (PHOTO: Twitter)

In yet another setback for the Congress in Goa, party leader Savio Rodrigues on Friday resigned, expressing deep concern over the party’s decision not to go to the state governor to form government.

"I have resigned from the Congress. I am too small a voter to merit even a phone call," Rodrigues said in a series of tweets.

"Alliance or non-alliance. We got enough numbers. Did we not fail to go the governor or elect leader," he said in another tweet.

His resignation comes a day after Congress MLA Vishajit Rane resigned from the party and the Assembly in Goa, complaining against the party's functioning in the state.

State party leaders have expressed concern over the party leadership, especially Digvijaya Singh, for wasting the mandate won by the MLAs.

The Congress failed to form government despite winning 17 of the 40 seats in Goa.

All opposition members other than the Congress joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party to form government under Manohar Parrikar.

Parrikar on Thursday won the trust vote with 22 MLAs backing his government. The Congress managed to get the support of only 16 legislators.

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