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Goa NCP chief Halarnkar resigns

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Panaji: Goa’s NCP chief Nilkanth Halarnkar today stepped down from his post, saying that he is not happy with the functioning of the party.

“NCP didn’t contest 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Goa…they didn’t contest Panaji by-poll and now they don’t want to contest upcoming Zilla panchayat polls too in the state. I am feeling demoralised,” Halarnkar told after tendering his resignation.

The outgoing president, however, said he will continue to be with the party and won’t switch over to another political outfit.

The former Goa Tourism Minister said the existence of the party gets hampered when it doesn’t contest polls.

Party’s local leaders, during their recent interaction with senior leader Praful Patel, had expressed willingness to contest ZP polls. The demand was, however, refused by the party high command.

NCP, which shared power till 2012 in Goa, does not have a single MLA in the current Legislative Assembly.

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