Panaji. Former Goa Chief Minister and Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro on Monday resigned from the state assembly membership. He is likely to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC) led by Mamata Banerjee. Minutes before resigning, Faleiro praised West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and said the country needs a leader like her to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In his resignation letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Luizinho Faleiro said that he does not see any will in the party to stop the fall of the Congress. Not only this, he also clearly wrote in the letter that he does not see any hope of change for the betterment of the party. Luizinho Faleiro wrote in his resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi, “I see no hope or even the will to stop the party’s collapse and change it for the better.”
Faleiro was an MLA from the Navelim assembly seat. He was made the head of the campaign committee of the Goa Congress in view of the state elections to be held next year. Faleiro submitted his resignation to the Speaker of the Assembly, Rajesh Patnekar.
With Faleiro’s resignation, the strength of Congress MLAs in the 40-member house has come down to four. The Congress had won 17 seats in the 2017 state assembly elections, but several MLAs later resigned from the party. In July 2019, 10 MLAs left the party and joined the ruling BJP.
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