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Doublespeak on women’s quota irks mla, she quits

Accusing the Congress of paying lip service to the cause of women’s reservation, party legislator Victoria Fernandes on Saturday resigned as an MLA from Goa assembly and also from the party organisation ahead of the March 3 polls.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2012 23:55 IST

Accusing the Congress of paying lip service to the cause of women’s reservation, party legislator Victoria Fernandes on Saturday resigned as an MLA from Goa assembly and also from the party organisation ahead of the March 3 polls.

“The Congress’s double speak on women’s reservation has been exposed through recent ticket distribution. I was the lone woman legislator in the House but still was denied ticket from my constituency. What right does Congress have to speak about women’s reservation?” she said after sending her resignation to speaker Pratapsinh Rane.

The ruling party, hit by a spate of dissensions over distribution of tickets and withdrawal of support by the Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party from Digambar Kamat government, is, however, yet to take a call on Fernandes’s decision.

“The party leaders will decide on the resignation,” state Congress committee general secretary Altinho Gomes said.

The effective strength of the 40-member assembly is brought down to 35 as three BJP legislators and an NCP MLA have already put in their papers, besides Fernandes.