Vishwajit Rane was busy sipping coffee with Parrikar, alleges Digvijaya

New Delhi [India], Mar 17 : Taking a jibe at rebel legislator Vishwajit Rane who quit the party yesterday after the floor test, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday alleged that the former was sipping coffee with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar when the grand old party was choosing its legislative party leader.

"Letter to Governor goes after the leader is chosen. Which we did but the Governor took the decision without before that.. Who was most vocal in criticising Congress Observed in Goa. Vishwajit Rane," tweeted Singh. "What was he doing when CLP leader was being chosen? Having coffee with Parrikar in a Hotel when we were choosing CLP leader," he said in a series of tweets.

The Congress general secretary said that Rane showed him the guest list of Parrikar's swearing-in ceremony which constituted the names of all casino owners, hotel owners and mine owners.

"Guest list at Parrikar's swearing in, photo of which Vishwajeet Rane showed me on 14th. All Casino Owners Hotel Owners and Mine Owners," he added. After remaining absent during yesterday's crucial floor test in the Goa Assembly, Rane resigned as the MLA.

Rane, who is upset with the Congress central leadership, also resigned from the grand old party. "This is the first step of rebellion against the mismanagement of the party. I don't have any intention to stay with this party. I am disillusioned with them (Congress). I will contest the elections again," Rane said yesterday. The BJP, which ended up second behind the Congress with 13 seats in a split mandate in Goa, yesterday proved its majority on the floor of the Goa Assembly under Parrikar's leadership.

The Congress won 17 seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly but was not able to prove majority..

Source: ANI