- MGP disintegration begins, Lavoo expelled for anti-party activities
MGP disintegration begins, Lavoo expelled for anti-party activities
Deepak takes strong stand, says firm on contesting Shiroda by-poll; Did not discuss withdrawal with BJP
PANJIM: In a major development which could have an impact on the stability of the government, the MGP’s Central Committee has expelled its former MLA and current general secretary Lavoo Mamledar for what the party called “anti-party activities and indiscipline”.
Addressing media persons post a stormy central committee meeting, MGP President Pandurang (Deepak) Dhavalikar said the ban is for six years. “We have decided to expel him for anti-party activities and indiscipline as per the Constitution of the MGP. We (central committee) have given him enough chances to fall in line but he continued the same,” Dhavalikar said, adding, “Lavoo was working against the party for last one and half years.”
On Saturday Herald had reported that the former MLA had shot a letter to the Governor, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Speaker and the Chief Secretary asking them not to consider any communication from any office bearer of the MGP except the general secretary.
Dhavalikar said that the expulsion of Mamledar would be vetted in the general body meeting of the party scheduled on March 30. He said that the party leaders tried to persuade Mamledar to withdraw letter, which he had written to the Speaker, but he refused to do so.
“The committee today decided that any office bearer can communicate with government departments provided it is pre-approved by the president and with the knowledge of the central committee,” he said.
After a two-hour long discussion, the central committee unanimously decided to expel Mamledar.
Meanwhile, Dhavalikar said he is firm on contesting the Shiroda by-polls. “I have not discussed withdrawing from Shiroda with any BJP Central leader,” he said.