Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar on Tuesday accused his party colleague Laxmikant Parsekar and former Goa CM of using “bad” words and abusive language against party chief Amit Shah, CM Manohar Parrikar and himself.
In a related development, Tendulkar is understood to have told his party workers who complained to him about Parsekar’s actions that Parsekar is frustrated and angry that he was not called for the meeting with Amit Shah and not informed in advance about the induction of former Congress MLA Dayanand Sopte into the BJP fold.
According to unconfirmed and unverified reports in the BJP, Tendulkar is understood to have told BJP workers and his close associates:
Parsekar is a frustrated, semi literate idiot who must not be taken seriously. He thinks he is a big leader, but in reality he is nothing.
IndiaScoops.com was unable to independently confirm the above statement as Tendulkar refused to speak on his ‘tiff’ with Parsekar saying that it was an internal and private ‘party matter’, which cannot be discussed with the media.
Tendulkar also sought an apology from Parsekar for what he called using bad words against him, Shah and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar during a telephonic talk.
Parsekar, a former chief minister, had criticised the local party unit for not taking him into confidence before inducting Congress MLA Dayanand Sopte into the BJP.
Sopte and another Congress legislator Subhash Shirodkar, who won from Shiroda constituency, had joined the BJP last week.
Sopte had defeated Parsekar in Mandrem constituency during the 2017 Assembly elections.
“Parsekar has left nothing to be discussed about. He has given bad words to our national president Amit Shah, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and me during a phone conversation with me,” said Tendulkar, who is also a Rajya Sabha member from Goa.
“I will speak to Parsekar only when he apologises to me and those against whom he has given bad words,” he said.
Tendulkar said he had not informed Shah about the incident.
“But our national president will get the report about the incident,” he added.
Tendulkar said he has put the entire incident behind him and is working for strengthening the organisation ahead of by-polls in Mandrem and Shiroda constituencies.
Parsekar was not available for comments.