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Will quit if Rahul doesn't respond: Congress MLA Rane on complaint about senior leadership

ANI  |  Panaji (Goa) [India] 

Days after a group of the Congress' legislators blamed the central leadership for failure to form the in the state, despite being the single largest party after the Assembly polls, party on Wednesday said that he, along with five to six other MLAs, would quit the party if vice-president does not respond adequately to a letter written to him by them.

Rane and his group of legislators wrote a letter to complaining about the senior leadership. In the letter, he said the senior leaders were responsible for the party losing out on the opportunity to form the in the state.

Rane asserted that it was shocking how despite having people's mandate in the form of 17 seats in the Assembly, the whole situation was mismanaged by people in charge of affairs in

"They are experienced people, but still do not know what steps to take to form a The (BJP) started discussions swiftly and Manohar Parriakar came from Delhi and formed a majority of 21 members," he told ANI.

"We did not get support from governor house, but we should have taken steps immediately. If they keep on mismanaging, then the party will be destroyed soon," he added.

He further said he would meet and try to draw out a conclusion.

Earlier on Tuesday, Rane held indecisiveness and breakdown of decision making process on part of the grand old party's central leadership for the present situation regarding formation in the coastal state.

Rane further said Governor Mridula Sinha should have invited the first to form and prove majority in the assembly.

Parrikar has claimed the support of 13 MLAs of the BJP, three MLAs of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), three MLAs of Forward Party (GFP) and two independent MLAs, thus having a total of 21 MLAs in the 40-member Assembly.

The won 17 seats with the finishing second in the state with 13 seats.

Meanwhile, Parrikar, who stepped down as Union Defence Minister, took charge as Chief Minister on Wednesday morning, ahead of the floor test scheduled to be held on March 16 at 11 a.m.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 11:42 IST