Health Minister Vishwajit Rane threaten to sue Girish Chodankar for defamation

Rane went on to mock the Congress by claiming the party was getting wiped out in Goa and remarked that "one day, your Rahul Gandhi may join the TMC".
Health Minister Vishwajit Rane threaten to sue Girish Chodankar for defamation

Health Minitser Vishwajit Rane

Twitter/ Vishwajit Rane

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday, December 20, said Girish Chodankar must apologise in 48 hours after the latter accused him of being involved in irregularities connected to land allotment in special economic zones (SEZs).

Rane, who hold the industries portfolio in the state cabinet besides health, refuted the allegations, saying that he would file a defamation case against Chodankar if an apology was not received.

"I have no role as far as SEZ is concerned. You (Chodankar) need to withdraw the statement, otherwise I will file defamation suit against you," Rane said in a video message

Rane went on to mock the Congress by claiming the party was getting wiped out in Goa and remarked that "one day, your Rahul Gandhi may join the TMC".

There has been a steady exodus of MLAs and leaders from the Congress to parties like the Trinamool Congress and Aam Aadmi Party ahead of Assembly polls scheduled for early 2022.

On Monday, Goa Congress Working President Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco resigned from the assembly and left for Kolkata to join TMC, leaving Congress in a state of shock.

Rane said the Congress was now left with just two MLAs in the Goa Assembly, his father and former chief minister Pratapsingh Rane and Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat.

"The Congress is getting eradicated from Goa. Even my father is not interested in the party, Rane taunted

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