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Crisis increases in Goa Congress

Kochi: Political crises have cropped up in Goa as some Congress leaders are planning to migrate to the ruling BJP even as the safron party is facing threat from disgruntled BJP leaders.

The BJP which has 25 members in the 40-member assembly is trying to reinforce its strength by attracting a few Congress MLAs to its fold.

Rebel Congress leader Digambar Kamath, who is the former chief minister, is leading the revolt with the backing of at least nine MLAs.

A meeting of Congress leaders ahead of the Assembly session was boycotted by the rebel bloc.

Congress leader Girish Chodankar has accused the rebel MLAs of falling prey to financial allurements offered by mine owners and big industrialists on behalf of the BJP.

The intensity of factionalism in Congress surfaced when Opposition Leader Michael Lobo, Rajesh Faldesai and Kedar Naik of Congress met Chief Minister Pramod Sawanth.  After this Michael Lobo was removed from the post.

Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao accused Lobo fuelling taking part in anti party activities.

On the other side BJP government is facing challenge from the disgruntled group led by Vishwajit Rane who has the support of six MLAs.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has assigned Mukul Wasnik to deal with the situation. However, five Congress leaders were said to be in accessible.

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