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Valanka Alemao quits GPYC after suspension

Following her suspension for indiscipline on Saturday by the Indian Youth Congress, Goa Pradesh Youth Congress (GPYC) quit her presidential post accusing top party officials of harassment and AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh of coercing to quit.

Claiming that she was verbally abused by state party chief John Fernandes, Valanka Alemao sought “justice” from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and highlighted what she partrayed as the Congress party’s hypocrisy in claiming to empower women and sacking the only woman Youth Congress state president in the country.

“Digvijaya Singh is the one who was like my mentor and said that we want people like you to come ahead and today Digvijaya Singh himself is telling me… if you resign it is good for your future or else you watch what is going to happen. I really don’t know what to say,” Valanka told media at a briefing.

Vakanka, daughter of former chief minister Churchill Alemao, was appointed state Youth Congress chief in August last year. But the role of the father-daughter duo came under cloud during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Churchill Alemao quit the party and contested as a rebel candidate from South Goa, damaging the chances of official Congress’ candidate Aleixo Reginaldo. Valanka Alemao was also accused of not campaigning for Reginaldo.

Valanka now claims that she was also subjected to abusive language by state Congress cheif John Fernandes when they both went to meet veteran Congress leader A.K. Antony in New Delhi.

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