“The decision of the high command is a disappointment and it will certainly stem the growth of the Congress party in the state,” expressed a GPCC general secretary.
Similar opinions were voiced by a vice-president of GPCC who believes that the high command has given into the ‘money’ power of the corrupt politicians and have completely isolated the loyal congress workers. And this is bound to spark-off a rebellion which will be costly for the party.
A South Goa Congress block – president, opined that it is not only a disappointment but a slap on the face of the loyal workers of Congress. The message we are getting is that today to be counted in the Congress party, we must be disloyal and be of some nuisance value, otherwise our hopes of a political career will be dashed.
However, some members known to be on the pay-roll of certain politicians feel that the high command has done justice in the selection of the candidates and people having a problem should respect the decision of the superiors.
While the aftermath of the declaration of 29 candidates so far has already got the Mandrem block resigning, followed by the Mayem block and with St Cruz Congress workers, Mandrem Congress workers and Canacona Congress workers to follow suit, the grass root pillars of Congress appears to be facing tumultuous times.