The Congress party lodged a formal complaint today with its high command about statements made by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman Sunil Kawathankar told reporters here today that the complaint was lodged against NCP leaders who allegedly instigated National Students' Union of India (NSUI) leaders to make statements.
NSUI Goa chief Gitesh Khandekar, along with spokesman Milroy Antao, had called for a press conference demanding action against Goa party spokesman Pratima Coutinho for her utterances about Goa Pradesh Youth Congress Committee president Valanka Alemao.
"These new innocent NSUI boys who were elected just a few weeks ago are being misguided by some elements with vested political interests. We have identified who are these pseudo leaders instigating them to make such statements," Kawathankar said.
He said that the party had already informed its high command which would not tolerate such actions and strict disciplinary action will be initiated against all those involved.
"The leadership is clear that winning or losing elections is not more important than party discipline which shall be upheld at any cost," he said.
The Congress party in Goa has been marred with controversies ever since candidates for both the Lok Sabha seats were announced.
Senior Congressman Churchill Alemao had threatened to quit the party and contest as an independent, if his daughter Valanka was not given the ticket.