In a major setback to Deputy Chief Minister and BJP MLA Babu Kavlekar, former chairperson of Quepem Municipal Council and aide of the deputy chief Minister, Filu D'Costa, on Thursday, January 6, resigned from the Board of Director of Greater Panjim Planning and Development Authority (GPPDA)
The four-time councillor is a close confidant of Babu Kavlekar. However, with Kavlekar association with BJP, it was no longer feasible for him to be with Kavlekar ahead of the 2022 Goa Assembly Elections.
When asked the reason behind his resignation, D'Costs said he is putting down his paper due to personal reasons.
Quepem constituency has been a bastion of Kavlekar since four elections but the change in political affiliations from Congress to BJP has been a negative factor for him.