Pune, May 20 UNI | 2 months ago

Congress MLA Vinayak Nimhan today made a frontal attack on party's city vice-president Deepak Mankar for demanding the resignation of Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the party's debacle in state in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking to UNI here today, Nimhan expressed his disappointment over Mankar for taking steps alone and said, Mankar has no moral right to ask for the CM's resignation since he (Mankar) himself is facing criminal cases.

Mr Nimhan, who known to be a close aide of the CM, said Mr Mankar, who was the rival of Patangrao Kadam in the past, is now very well supported by Kadam family, and alleged that Patangrao is trying to complete his dream of being the the chief minister by ditching the Congress with the help of criminals.

He, further, said the city Congress leaders and workers should raise their voice against those people who are working against the party and damaging it's image by spreading terrorism with the help of anti-social elements.

"The vote's majority in various Assembly constituencies will make it clear who has to resign. Due to Mr Kadam, the Congress had faced many severe allegations like vote tampering, distribution of money to voters, and use of criminals in rallies which were the main reasons of the defeat for the party," he said.

Mr Nimhan also accused Mr Kadam for the loss of his own son Vishwajeet Kadam's Lok sabha seat and held him fully responsible.

"Instead of asking for the CM's resignation, Mr Kadam who is minister since 15 years and his son Vishvajit Kadam who is the state youth president of congress since the last two years, should resign first, by taking responsibility for the severe defeat of the Congress in Sangli and Pune," he, further, added.

(Posted on 21-05-2014)