All India Congress Committee emissary to Goa Jagmeet Brar on Tuesday morning began consulting party legislators and leaders over the vexatious medium of instruction issue which has vertically divided the Congress in Goa.
Brar began his consultative process by meeting Chief Minister Digambar Kamat first at his friend Audhoot Timblo’s Cidade de Goa hotel at Dona Paula.
Speaking to media persons Brar said a solution will be worked out within the frame work of the Constitution of India in order to accommodate the wishes of Goans without violating the provisions of the Right to Education Act.
The Congress leaders in Goa are vertically divided over the issue with some supporting the demand by parents to recognize English as a medium of instruction at the primary school while some others are opposed to doing so.
Speaker Pratapsing Rane is learnt to be leading the group opposed to recognizing English while PWD Minister Churchill Alemao is leading 11 other legislators in demanding that English be recognized.
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat is sandwiched between the two groups burdened as he is with the task of leading the Congress at the general elections that are fast approaching and this issue threatening to be a major issue for the polls.
The Chief Minister pointed out that since the Congress Legislative Party could not resolve the matter, it has now been left to the Party High Command to decide.
Churchill on the other hand asserted that the party high command will have to listen to the voice of the people.