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Legislators seek removal of CM

The Digamber Kamat ministry in Goa appears to be heading for a crisis with a group of legislators threatening to submit a memorandum, seeking removal of the Chief Minister in the coastal state.

india Updated: Oct 16, 2008 13:08 IST

The Digamber Kamat ministry in Goa appears to be heading for a crisis with a group of legislators threatening to submit a memorandum, seeking removal of the Chief Minister in the coastal state.

The crisis is a fall out of the recent spat between Home Minister Ravi Naik and Education Minister Atanasio Monserratte.

Goa police recently booked Monserratte's 21-year-old son Rohit for allegedly raping a minor German girl. Monserratte had claimed that he and his family were being targeted by the Home Minister.

The group of ruling legislators, including Churchill Alemao, Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, Agnelo Fernandes, Jose Philip D'Souza, Manohar Asgaonkar and Chandrakant Kavlekar, met last night at Monserratte's residence to chalk out the revolt against Kamat.

"The group sympathetic towards Monserratte contended that the minister is being unnecessarily targeted by the Home Minister and Chief Minister is a silent spectator to it," a Congress minister, who participated in the meeting told PTI.

The group, which has launched an exercise to garner more support from the other legislators, has decided to submit the memorandum to the Congress High Command by afternoon, sources said.