Maharashtra Congress chief Manikrao Thakre on Saturday said the partys debacle in the assembly election in neighbouring Goa was the result of the errors of local leaders and the administration.
It was because of lapses of local leaders and administration, he said. The Congress-led government could not retain power in Goa.
Thakre refused to comment on Congresss bad performance in other states,saying that they were not in his purview.
Talking about the partys performance in Maharashtra,he said,We have come to power in three municipal corporations this time,against one (Solapur) in the last election.
However,he admitted calculations went wrong in Mumbai and Nagpur,adding that performance was being reviewed.
Thakre denied reports that he and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had a closed door discussion with NCP supremo Sharad Pawar for seizing control of Yavatmal Zilla Parishad,where Congress has emerged as the single-largest party,but does not have absolute majority.
I am sure that NCPs state-level and national leadership would not make a pact with non-secular parties, he said.
Talking about ban on cotton export,he said a delegation from state Congress,headed by the CM,would meet the Prime Minister and seek lifting of the ban. Thakre admitted that cotton prices had crashed,leaving farmers saddled with huge stocks.