With senior leaders of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) almost on a war-path against each other, will former Goa Chief Minister & AICC General Secretary Luizinho Faleiro take-charge of Goa to steady a slowly sinking ship contaminated by mistrusts and personal vendetta.
GoaChronicle.com spoke to a senior All India Congress Committee (AICC) official and a close advisor of Congress President Sonia Gandhi who revealed that a personal yet firm request has been made to former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro to take up the role of GPCC President. This is the fourth and final request made to the Congress loyalist and the Congress President is certain that he would accept the responsibility.
When GoaChronicle.com spoke with AICC General Secretary Luizinho Faleiro via a telephonic conversation on the new developments, he confirmed that the Congress President has once again requested that he consider the option of Goa on account of the current crisis of the Congress party and its members in the state. But he has not reached any decision yet and expressed disappointment over the happenings in the GPCC under the current leadership.
Taking a lead in the current personal vendettas is none other than GPCC President John Fernandes, who has taken his personal enmity with Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane and made it a political one. Also in a similar vein are long-term rivals defeated Lok Sabha candidate and current MLA Alexio Reginald Lourenco who is gunning for former South Goa MP Francisco Sardinha. GPCC General Secretary Pratima Coutinho too has taken the opportunity to train her dagger on her bete noire Goa Pradesh Youth Congress (GPYC) President Valanka Alemao.