In the recently held Cortalim by-poll, the Congress candidate had withdrawn from the fray paving way for Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Alina Saldanha to be elected unopposed.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Subhash Shirodkar informed that the investigation report was submitted ahead of the meeting of the Congress Working Committee in Delhi.
“I can’t discuss the details of the report but it does dwell on the reasons why and how the official candidate withdrew from the fray without taking party into confidence,” Shirodkar said. He denied denied that the report proposes expulsion of few prominent party leaders for allegedly engineering the withdrawal in connivance with ruling BJP.
The Cortalim by-elections were scheduled for 4th June, but on 21st May Congress candidate Raymond D’Sa and independent candidate Ramakant Borkar withdrew from the fray. D’Sa had alleged that the Congress leaders in Goa did not provide him necessary support.
Congress then formed a committee comprising Shirodkar, Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane, former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and legislator Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco to look into the episode.