Amid talk of the possible entry of former Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro into the Trinamool Congress, the senior Congress MLA is expected to make a major announcement on Monday.
A message from Faleiro's office said that the former Congress Working Committee member would address "an important press conference" on Monday afternoon.
Interestingly, the venue of Faleiro's press conference is a city resort where TMC MPs Derek O'Brien and Prasun Banerjee have been putting up, ever since they arrived in Goa last week to participate in a series of meetings with aspiring candidates for the assembly polls and with media persons and a cross section of people.
Faleiro tweeted a photo while tendering his resignation
I, Luizinho Faleiro, hereby tender my resignation of my seat in the house w.e.f. 27th Sep 2021.— Luizinho Faleiro (@luizinhofaleiro) September 27, 2021
I thank the people of #Navelim for placing their trust in me & look forward to their continued support in all future endeavors. #Goa #newbeginnings pic.twitter.com/wxSG4mWbVN
Faleiro's name has been linked to the TMC, which is seeking to make a re-entry into Goa politics ahead of the 2022 polls.
Last week two of his key aides and state Congress office-bearers Yatish Naik and Agnelo Fernandes claimed that Faleiro was being sidelined in the opposition party.
Faleiro is one of the five Congress MLAs in a 40-member state legislative assembly.
(With PTI inputs)