The Goa Congress on Wednesday said it will not project any chief ministerial candidate during the campaigning of forthcoming state assembly elections.
“The chief ministerial candidate cannot be decided by Goa Pradesh Congress Committee or any individual. Post election, the Congress legislative wing will decide who will be their leader,” Congress Goa unit chief Luizinho Faleiro told reporters.
The main opposition party in the state has been struggling with internal bickering with former state health minister and current legislator Vishwajit Rane recently announcing that his father, Pratapsinh Rane, would be the next Congress chief minister.
Rane is currently the leader of opposition in the legislative assembly. When asked about Rane’s remarks, Falerio said, “Remember one thing, greed, arrogance and power has no place in public light.”
He further said Congress was working on building a strong base ahead of the election, scheduled next year in March. “I would like to say that let us first build the party, get it into power and then decide about who will be the chief minister,” he said.